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2016’s Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List: Michael Jackson is still breaking records From beyond the grave

For the 4th straight year, King of Pop Michael Jackson topped the annual list of the highest-paid deceased celebrities of 2016, according to estimates from Forbes magazine.

The late pop icon, raked in a bumper $825 million in earnings for the 12 months ending October 1, Peanuts creator and cartoonist Charles M Schulz was in 2nd place, who has earned $48 million in the last year.

Arnold Palmer, meanwhile, claimed the No. 3 spot, pulling in a staggering $40 million, music legends Elvis Presley and Prince round out the top 5 list with earnings of $27 million and $25 million, respectively.

In total, the list includes 5 musicians, 2 cartoonists (Schulz and Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel), Arnold Palmer, Bettie Page and Albert Einstein.

Top 10 highest-paid dead celebrities of 2016 – These famous people don’t let death stop them:

1. Michael Jackson – $825 million

2. Charles Schulz – $48 million

3. Arnold Palmer – $40 million

4. Elvis Presley – $27 million

5. Prince – $25 million

6. Bob Marley – $21 million

7. Theador Geiel “Dr. Seuss” – $20 million

8. John Lennon – $12 million

9. Albert Einstein – $11.5 million

10. Bettie Page – $11 million

11. David Bowie – $10.5 million

12. Steve McQueen – $9 million

13. Elizabeth Taylor – $8 million

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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