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Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


This Year’s List of the Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities is Out!

Just in time for Halloween, Forbes has issued its list of the celebrities who continue to earn crazy amounts of money even though they’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. Here’s what we got this year:

  1. Michael Jackson ($825 million)
  2. Charles Schulz ($48 million)
  3. Arnold Palmer ($40 million) (Damn. He’s not even COLD yet…)
  4. Elvis Presley ($27 million)
  5. Prince ($25 million)
  6. Bob Marley ($21 million)
  7.  Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel ($20 million)
  8. John Lennon ($12 million)
  9. Albert Einstein ($11.5 million)
  10. Bettie Page ($11 million)
  11. David Bowie ($10.5 million)
  12. Steve McQueen ($9 million)
  13. Elizabeth Taylor ($8 million)

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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