Michael Jackson Tops List Of Highest Earning Dead Celebs 2015


Michael Jackson is back, not from the grave, but as the top-earning dead celebrity!

The King of Pop, who died in 2009, regained his crown on the Forbes’ list of highest-earning dead celebrities 2015.

Earning an astonishing $115million this year. In his more 30 years solo career, the King of Pop made an impressive over $1.1 billion. But it seems he has proved even more lucrative since his death, making a further $999 billion since 2009.

The impressive sum comes from two Cirque du Soleil shows, his own music and publishing revenues, and his half of the Sony/ATV publishing catalogue.

Jackson’s latest annual income has seen him top a list of the highest earning dead celebrities, complied by financial magazine Forbes.

In second place is Elvis Presley, who has made £36million, Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz comes in third with £26million, while fourth place, with £14million, goes to Bob Marley. Elizabeth Taylor rounds off the top five with £13million.

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  1. I just wish this man didn’t yield to the advice of changing his skin, he would have lived, loved and worshipped by mortals. When the devil wants to kill, destroy, disgrace or humiliate, he cause people to make grave mistakes. I just wish he never made that mistake. R.I.P. great Waco Jaco!