As stated by the latest compilation by Forbes magazine, American Pop King, Michael Jackson who passed away on the 25th of June 2009 in LA is the highest paid dead celebrity of 2013.
Michael Jackson is KILLING IT in the graveyard … making more money than any other dead celebrity in Hollywood, including Liz Taylor and Elvis, this according to Forbes.
The magazine just released its annual list of top-earning dead celebrities… and this year, MJ took back the crown from his good friend and fellow dead-person Liz Taylor, last year’s top-earner. Here’s the breakdown according to the mag:
1) Michael Jackson, $160 million
2) Elvis, $55 million
3) Charles Schulz, $37 million
4) Liz Taylor, $25 million
5)Bob Marley, $18 million.
Michael Jackson was #2 last year, but two successful Jacko-inspired Cirque du Soleil shows shot the King of Pop back to the top.