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

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