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Musicians Dominate Top Earning Dead Celebrities List


(Hypebot) – Forbes' annual list of the estimated annual earnings of dead celebrities is out, and musicians dominate the rankings.

Michael Jackson holds the top spot for the 5th year in a row with earnings last year of $75 million, including from a new greatest hits album, the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and his profits from EMI's publishing catalog.

The full list

1. Michael Jackson, musician, died 2009 : $75 million
2. Arnold Palmer, golfer, died 2016: $40 million
3. Charles Schulz, cartoonist, died 2000: $38 million
4. Elvis Presley, musician, died 1977: $35 million
5. Bob Marley, musician, died 1981: $23 million
6. Tom Petty, musician, died 2017: $20 million
7. Prince, musician, died 2016: $18 million
8. Dr. Seuss, author, died 1991: $16 million
9. John Lennon, musician, died 1980: $12 million
10. Albert Einstein, physicist, died 1955: $10 million
11. David Bowie, musician, died 2016: $9.5 million
12. Elizabeth Taylor, actress, died 2011: $8 million
13. Bettie Paige, model, died 2008: $7.5 million