Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Micheal jackson tops the list of top-earning dead celebrities



     Michael Jackson was named this year's top-earning dead celebrity on Tuesday in a list compiled by financial website Forbes.com, earning the title for the second year in a row following his death in 2009.

    "Thriller" singer Jackson, who died aged 50 of a drug overdose, is estimated to have earned $170 million in the past year, which also places him as the second highest-earning pop music act this year, dead or alive, Forbes.com said.
The Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list by Forbes takes into account any deceased famous figure who has earned at least $6 million between October 2010 and October 2011.
Full list
1. Michael Jackson-$170M
2. Elvis Presley-$55M
3. Marilyn Monroe-$27M
4. cartoon creator Charles Schulz-$25M
5. John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor-$12M (tie)
7. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein-$10M
8. Children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel-$9Million
9. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix; Swedish writer Stieg Larsson; Hollywood actor Steve McQueen; and legendary composer Richard Rodgers(Tie)-$7M
10. Beatle George Harrison,  American pin-up girl Bettie Page , pop art creator Andy Warhol-$6M(tie)

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