Forbes.com have released their 2011 list of the highest earning dead celebrities.
Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley top the list with estates of $170 million and $55 million each. Get the full list here.
In their latest highest earners list, Forbes.com have said that Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are this years highest earning dead celebrities.
Michael Jackson, who died in June 2009 aged 50, tops the list for the second consecutive year after his estate brought in $170 million between October 2010 and October 2011.
The singers estate, whose earnings dropped from $275 million 12 months ago, is set to take half of the profits from the Cirque du Soleil theatrical production ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour’, which started earlier this month.
The Top Ten
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1. Michael Jackson – $170 million
2. Elvis Presley – $55 million
3. Marilyn Monroe – $27 million
4. Charles Schulz – $25 million
5. John Lennon – $12 million
5. Elizabeth Taylor – $12 million
7. Albert Einstein – $10 million
8. Theodor Geisel – $9 million
Crunching The Numbers
To come up with their earnings estimates, Forbes spoke to agents, lawyers and other sources to estimate each starâ€™s gross earnings (before taxes, management fees and other costs).
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