Top Earning Dead Celebrities Rake In The Cash

October 31, 2019

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Just because you die doesn't mean you can't still be earning money as Michael Jackson tops the Forbes' list of highest earning dead celebrities for the seventh year in a row, raking in $60million since October 2018. The list published Wednesday revealed the King of Pop's music streams increased to 2.1 billion in the US, compared to 1.8 billion the year before. His Mijac Music catalog, Sony deal and a Las Vegas show also continue to contribute to his fortune. It puts Jackson at least $21million ahead of the second place earner, Elvis Presley. The King of Rock N' Roll's Graceland estate is so popular with 500,000 visitors annually, that the attraction added a $45million Memphis extension recently. Elvis was just $1million ahead of Peanuts creator Charles Schultz, who is number three on the list thanks, in a big way, to the double digit licensing deal with insurer, MetLife. However that deal is set to expire next year, meaning Schultz is most likely to drop in the next rankings. Arnold Palmer lands at number four thanks to licensing deals with Mastercard, Rolex and the Arizona Tea Company that sells his namesake beverage. Bob Markey rounds out the top 5, followed by Dr. Seuss, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Prince and Nipsey Hussle.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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