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Michael Jackson named first on Forbes ‘Top Earning Dead Celebrities’

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It has been two years, after the sudden death of King of Pop, Michael Jackson due to drug overdose at the age of 50. Michael Jackson has been named as the Top Earning Dead Celebrity by Forbes. Still, Jackson has the power to earn big bucks for his family. Forbes has unveiled its annual list of ‘Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ on 25th October, Tuesday. However, this is the second time in a row, the late ‘Thriller’ stood on top of the list.

The late King of Pop’s estate was estimated to have earned about $170 million from sales of his music and his stake in the Sony/ATV catalogue in the past 12 months. Previous year, his earning was about $275 million and his income this year silently places him as the second highest earning pop act over the past year, alive or dead, after U2.

Leaving the top place to ‘This is It’ maker, the second rank was obtained by Elvis Presley. He has earned about $55 million in the past year. Marilyn Monroe came up third with $27 million. The ‘Peanuts’ cartoonist, Charles Schulz was place on fourth with his last year earnings of $25 million. However, the late Elizabeth Taylor who passed on last March has also made the cut with $12 million earnings.

The Beatles member John Lennon has made her first appearance on Forbes’ annual post-mortem power list with $12 million, leaving a tie to the legendary actress. The guitarist Jimi Hendrix and novelist Stieg Larsson were place at 9th and 10th position.

The Top 10 of Forbes’ 2011 Top-Earning Dead Celebrity:

1. Michael Jackson     – $170 million
2. Elvis Presley     – $55 million
3. Marilyn Monroe     – $27 million
4. Charles Schulz      – $25 million
5. Elizabeth Taylor     – $12 million
5. John Lennon     – $12 million
7. Albert Einstein     – $10 million
8. Theodor Geisel    – $9 million
9. Jimi Hendrix         – $7 million
10. Stieg Larsson    – $7 million

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