Michael Jackson Tops ‘Forbes’ List of Highest Paid Dead Celebrities … Again
He also topped the last year by raking in $275 million.
His ex-wife’s father, Elvis Presley, placed a distant second with $55 million in earnings. Lisa Marie Presley’s father died in 1977.
Also on the list were:
Actress Marilyn Monroe, $27 million.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz, $25 million.
Beatle John Lennon tied for fifth on the list with Elizabeth Taylor. Both earned $12 million .
Scientist Albert Einstein was next with $10 million, followed by Dr. Seuss creator, Theodor Geisel, whose estate received $8 million in earnings .
The only other black American on the list, Jimi Hendrix, was in a four-way tie with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo novelist Stieg Larsson, actor Steve McQueen, and Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, all of whom earned $7 million.