Michael Jackson tops list of top-earning dead celebrities

Michael Jackson is number one on the Forbes list of the world’s top-earning dead celebrities for the third year in a row.
Michael Jackson tops list of top-earning dead celebrities

Jackson, who died in 2009, has pulled in around $115 million (€103m) over the past year, which is down from the estimated $140m (€126m) he earned in 2014.

Fast and The Furiousstar Paul Walker is a new entry into the list at position number nine.

Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013, is estimated to have raked in around $10.5m (€9.4m).

The top ranking British stars on the list are Elizabeth Taylor at position five, estimated to have made $20m (€18m) and John Lennon at position seven with $12m (€10.8 m).

  • 1. Michael Jackson: €115m
  • 2. Elvis Presley: €55m
  • 3. Charles Schulz: €40m
  • 4. Bob Marley: €21m
  • 5. Elizabeth Taylor: €20m
  • 6. Marilyn Monroe: €17m
  • 7. John Lennon: €12m
  • 8. Albert Einstein: €11m
  • 9. Paul Walker: €10.5m
  • 10. Bettie Page: €10m
  • 11. Theodor Geisel: €9.5m
  • 12. Steve McQueen: €9m
  • 13. James Dean: €8.5m

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