Michael Jackson: Forbes Top Earning Dead Celebrity

(Credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

(Credit: Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

According to Forbes, Michael Jackson has moved back to the top of their list of top earning dead celebrities.

Jackson beat out last year’s top earner, Liz Taylor, by a $135 million, while earning $160 million.

Elvis came in at second with $55 million, followed by Charles Schulz at $37 million, Taylor at $25 million, and rounding out the top 5 was Bob Marley at $18 million.

The earnings recorded are taken from October 2012 to October 2013.

Jackson earned a majority of his money thanks to two Cirque Du Soleil shows. ‘Immortal’, has grossed over $300 million since opening last year. The other, ‘One’, opened in May, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

In case you were wondering, Madonna tops the living celebrity list at $125 million per year.

For an expanded breakdown on the numbers, head over to Forbes.


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