Michael Jackson Breaks Records As Top-earning Dead Celebrity

Michael Jackson has topped Forbes Magazine’s latest top earning dead celebrities list.

He has earned a record breaking income of $825 million, thanks in part to the sale of Jackson’s share in the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalogue, featuring an archive of Beatles tracks.

Jackson has been at the top of the dead earners list every year since he passed away in 2009, apart from in 2012 when his great friend Elizabeth Taylor was number one. The late actress drops to 13th place on the 2016 list.
The full list of top-earning dead celebrities for 2016 is:

1. Michael Jackson – $825 million (£677 million)

2. Charles M. Schulz – $48 million (£39.3 million)

3. Arnold Palmer – $40 million (£32.7 million)

4. Elvis Presley – $27 million (£22 million)

5. Prince – $25 million (£20.5 million)

6. Bob Marley – $21 million (£17.2 million)

7. Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel – $20 million (£16.4 million)

8. John Lennon – $12 million (£9.8 million)

9. Albert Einstein – $11.5 million (£9.4 million).

10. Bettie Page – $11 million

11. David Bowie – $10.5 million

12. Steve MCQueen – $9 million

13. Elizabeth Taylor – $8 million