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Michael Jackson Tops List Of 10 Top-Earning Dead Celebs

I’m not going to even act surprised, but Michael Jackson is making a killing after his death! (see what I did there?)

I’m not going to even act surprised, but Michael Jackson is making a killing after his death! (see what I did there?) Jackson topped the list of the 10 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities by Forbes.

Here is the list:

1.  Michael Jackson, $400 million.  Dead since 2009.  His estate recently made $287 million from the sale of his stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.

2.  Elvis Presley, $40 million.  Dead since 1977 . . . or so some people would have you believe.  (???)

3.  Arnold Palmer, $35 million.  Dead since 2016.

4.  “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, $34 million.  Dead since 2000.

5.  Bob Marley, $23 million.  Dead since 1981.

6.  Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, $16 million.  Dead since 1991.

7.  Hugh Hefner, $15 million.  Dead since September of last year.

8.  Marilyn Monroe, $14 million.  Dead since 1962.

9.  Prince, $13 million.  Dead since 2016.

10.  John Lennon, $12 million.  Dead since 1980.

Are you surprised by any of the people on the list? Arnold Palmer blew me away!

The rest of the list is at Forbes.com.

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