Michael Jackson Earned HOW MUCH Last Year?

Forbes magazine has issued their annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities and once again, Jacko is King.  His estate earned $140 million USD over the last year, putting him far, far ahead of Elvis who earned a paltry $55 million. The top ten looks like this:

  1. Michael Jackson (died 2009): $140 million
  2. Elvis Presley (1977): $55 million
  3. Charles Schulz (2000): $40 million. (Insert joke re: “That’s not peanuts!” [Here])
  4. Elizabeth Taylor (2011): $25 million
  5. Bob Marley (1980): $20 million
  6. Marilyn Monroe (1962): $17 million
  7. John Lennon (1980): $12 million
  8. Albert Einstein (1955): $11 million
  9. Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (1991): $9 million
  10. Bruce Lee (1973): $9 million






Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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