Michael Jackson Is Forbes Highest-paid Dead Celebrity With $825 Million

Seven years after his death,Michael Jackson is still making money .In 2016 the late King Of Pop earned a whooping $825 million.
Following far behind  is cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz who died in 2000 with $48 million.
According to Forbes ,Jackson has generated so much revenue following his estate’s decision to sell his half-share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750 million.The star had purchased the rights to Beetle’s music back in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony in 1995 for $115 million.
His remaining share was sold to Sony in March this year.

Full list below

10. Bettie Page – $11 million

9. Albert Einstein – $11.5 million

8. John Lennon – $12 million

7. Theador Geiel “Dr. Seuss” – $20 million

6. Bob Marley – $21 million

5. Prince – $25 million

4. Elvis Presley – $27 million

3. Arnold Palmer – $40 million

2. Charles Schulz – $48 million

1. Michael Jackson – $825 million

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