Top 13 highest earning dead celebrities

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Musician Michael Jackson is top of the list, this time with a record $ 825 million ($ 2.7 billion).

This figure, says Forbes , was the “biggest ever won by a celebrity in a single year” – a result of the sale of half of the artist’s $ 750 million catalog.

Michael Jackson owned 50% of Sony ATV Music Publishing – famous for his collection of Beatles songs.

The Forbes list has thirteen names – 11 are men. Being a musician was the most common activity among these celebrities, with six representatives from this industry.

One exception is cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, creator of the character Charlie Brown, who rose one place on the list over last year and is now in second place, with revenue estimated at $ 48 million.

The only athlete in the ranking, former American golfer Arnold Palmer, who died last month at the age of 87, came in third with $ 40 million.

The list also features actors and a very famous actress, model, writer and scientist. Check out the full list:

1. Michael Jackson (musician, 1958-2009): US $ 825 million (R $ 2.7 billion)

2. Charles M. Schultz (cartoonist, 1922-2000): US $ 48 million (R $ 156 million)

3. Arnold Palmer (golfer, 1929-2016): US $ 40 million (R $ 130 million)

4. Elvis Presley (musician, 1935-1977): US $ 27 million (R $ 87.8 million)

5. Prince (musician, 1958-2016): US $ 25 million (R $ 81.3 million)

6. Bob Marley (musician, 1945-1981): US $ 21 million (R $ 68.3 million)

7. Theodor Geisel (writer and illustrator, 1904-1991): US $ 20 million (R $ 65 million)

8. John Lennon (musician, 1940-1980): $ 12 million ($ 39 million)

9. Albert Einstein (scientist, 1879-1955): US $ 11.5 million (R $ 37.4 million)

10. Bettie Page (model, 1923-2008): US $ 11 million (R $ 35.8 million)

11. David Bowie (musician, 1947-2016): US $ 10.5 million (R $ 34.1 million)

12. Steve McQueen (actor, 1930-1980): US $ 9 million (R $ 29.3 million)

13. Elizabeth Taylor (actress, 1932-2011): US $ 8 million (R $ 26 million)

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