Without Forbes we’d never know how much some of our favorite celebrities earn. We know the highest paid movie and TV actors, the highest paid couples, musicians, and more. So who’s the highest paid celebrity that isn’t living? To no one’s surprise it’s the King of Pop. Michael Jackson earned a whopping $160 M last year more than two years after his death. In fact, that makes Jackson the highest earning celebrity topping Madonna who clocked in at $125 M. Let’s just take a moment to recognize Jackson for his brilliance.
Jackson earns a large portion of his money from the Cirque du Soleil tribute show, “One,” which was created in his honor. Jackson’s estate also earns a ton of cash from his music catalogue and music sales. Either way, the King of Pop is still doing it and doing it big.
Also on the list were Elvis ($55 M), Charles M. Schulz ($37 M), Elizabeth Taylor ($25 M), and Bob Marley ($18 M). You can click this link to check out where other deceasedcelebrities rank. I know your curious to see how much Albert Einstein makes!