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Musicians Dominate Top Earning Dead Celebrities List
Posted: November 1, 2017
(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

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