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Michael Jackson Named 2014 Highest Earning Dead Celebrity by Forbes With $140 Million



????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Five years after his death and Michael Jackson is still making more than enough money!

According to Forbes list of “Top Earning Dead Celebrities”, Michael Jackson has raked in about $140 million in 2014, to give him the top spot on the list for the second year in a row.

You can read the full feature on the highest earning dead celebrities here.

2014 has definitely been a good year for Michael Jackson’s fans as the singer released his 2nd posthumous album, ‘Xscape’ and he also performed at the Billboard Music Awards in hologram-fashion.

Also listed on “13 Top Earning Dead Celebrities” is Elvis Presley, who earned a reported $55 million during the past year, cartoonist Charles Schulz with $40 million, Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor with $25 million, Reggae legend Bob Marley with $20 million and more.

Forbes also compiled a list of near misses, dead celebrities who also made the list. This year has Kurt Cobain, Thomas Edison, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jenni Rivera, Richard Rodgers, Andy Warhol and John Wayne.

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    October 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    When a solid structure is in place, by God a solid structure is in place. The system has been built in such a way that every song, bought, played or performed earns him and his record label money. To get to this kind of level in this Naija ehen… Right now only Fela seems to be on that track, not sure what gets to the family, but they have been able to pulled off a broad way production, a week long concert and right now, a documentary.

  2. missbonnie

    October 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Still earning millions when they are dead!! Nice

  3. Chloe

    October 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    why can’t people die in peace??? which one is ‘highest earning dead celeb’ you wan come dey compete when you don die? abeg free all these list make their pple mourn them in peace.. .

  4. @ify_eva

    October 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    the dead kwa? notin I no go hear

  5. Fre

    October 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Better to earn thousands alive than millions dead.
    Best to earn billions alive though 😀

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