Some Dead Celebrities Still Earning More Than Living Ones

It's time for the annual Forbes.com list of the 13 top-earning DEAD celebrities. And once again this year,MICHAEL JACKSONis #1. He's topped the list in nine of the 11 years since his death in 2009.

Here's this year's spooky Top 13 . . . along with their estimated earnings over the past 12 months:

1. Michael Jackson, $60 million. Dead since 2009. His total isdownfrom $400 million last year, because 2018 included the $287 million his estate made from the sale of his stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.

2. Elvis Presley, $39 million. Dead since 1977 . . . or so some people would have you believe. (???)

3. "Peanuts"creatorCharles Schulz, $38 million. Dead since 2000.

4. Arnold Palmer, $30 million. Dead since 2016.

5. Bob Marley, $20 million. Dead since 1981.

6. Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, $19 million. Dead since 1991.

7. John Lennon, $14 million. Dead since 1980.

8. Marilyn Monroe, $13 million. Dead since 1962.

9. Prince, $12 million. Dead since 2016.

10. Nipsey Hussle, $11 million. He died just this past March.

11. XXXTentacion, $10 million. He died in June of last year.

12. Whitney Houston, $9.5 million. Dead since 2012.

13. George Harrison, $9 million. Dead since 2001.

Three peoplefromlast year's Top 13,didn't make the cut this year: Hugh Hefner,Muhammad Ali, andBettie Page.

(Forbes)

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