Michael Jackson Top Earning Dead Celebrity
Despite dying eight years ago, Michael Jackson continues to generate a serious coin. The legendary pop star tops the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75 million. Reportedly, the late singer’s earnings are boosted by a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog.
Also joining the list include Elvis Presley coming in fourth with $35 million and Bob Marley ranking fifth with $23 million. Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer is the second-highest earner. He brought in $40 million in part through sales of Arizona lemonade and ice tea beverage made in his name.