WOW! Michael Jackson Surpasses Bowie, Prince, Others As Forbe’s Highest Earned Dead Celebrity (SEE FULL LIST)

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Michael Jackson. Photo Credit: Fan Pop
Michael Jackson. Photo Credit: Fan Pop

Late music lord,  Michael Jackson has outstripped the likes of Prince, Bowie and other dead music icons to become Forbes’s 2016 highest paid dead celebrity in the world.

Michael who passed away 7 years ago, tops the list with $825 million having  purchased the rights to the Fab Four’s music back in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony for $115 million  in 1995.

The pop singer attained this feat as the result of the revenue he realised from the sale of part of his share of the Beastles catalogue for  $750 million to Sonny.

See full list below:

  1. Michael Jackson –   $825 million
  2.  Author and cartoonist Charles Schulz – $48 million
  3. Golfer Arnold Palmer – $40 million
  4.  Elvis Presley – $27 million
  5.  Prince – $25 million
  6.  Bob Marley -$21 million
  7.  Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel – $20 million
  8.  John Lennon – $12 million
  9.   Physicist Albert Einstein – $11.5 million
  10.  Original pin-up girl Bettie Page – $11 million
  11.  David Bowie – earned $10.5 million
  12.  Movie star Steve McQueen – $9 million
  13.  Elizabeth Taylor – $8 million
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