Forbes: List Of Top Earning Dead Celebrities

Forbes, has released it’s list for the top earning dead celebrities in 2016.

With Michael Jackson, topping the list, the reason was given as him making quite a lot from the sale of half his share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750m.

 

Here is the complete list below:

 Michael Jackson – $825m

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009
August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

 

Author and Cartoonist: Charles Schulz – $48m

November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000
November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

 

Golfer: Arnold Palmer – $40m

September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016
September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016

 

Musician: Elvis Presley – $27m

January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977
January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

 

Musician: Prince – $25m

June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

 

Musician: Bob Marley: $21m

6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981
6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981

 

Writer, Cartoonist and Animator: Theodor Seuss Geisel – $20m

 March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991
March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991

 

Musician: John Lennon – $12m

 March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991
March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991

 

Physicist: Albert Einstein – $11.5m

14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955
14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955

 

Pin Up Model: Bettie Page – $11m

April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008
April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008

 

Musician: David Bowie – $10.5

8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

 

Movie Star: Steve McQueen – $9m

March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980
March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

 

Movie star: Elizabeth Taylor – $8m

February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011
February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011

 

 

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