Forbes Magazine releases list of the top-earning dead celebrities of 2017

October 31, 2017 7:04 am

Michael Jackson tops Forbes’ list of the 13 highest-paid dead celebrities for the fifth year in a row with earnings of $75 million. The list measures pretax income from October 15, 2016 through October 15, 2017 before deducting cuts for agents, managers and lawyers.


1. Michael Jackson – $75 million

2. Golf legend Arnold Palmer – $40 million.

3. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz – $38 million

4. Elvis Presley – $35 million

5. Bob Marley- $23 million,

6. Tom Petty – $20 million

7. Prince – $18 million

10. Albert Einstein – $10 million

11. David Bowie – $9.5 million

12. Elizabeth Taylor – $8 million

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