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Top 13 Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities For 2017 [Infographic]

hen it comes to generating revenue, Michael Jackson (1958-2009) ranks No. 1 on a Forbes magazine list of highest-paid dead celebs for 2017.

MJ once again proves he is the King.

Coming behind Michael Jackson is golf icon Arnold Palmer, who generated $40 million in earnings; followed by Charles Schulz with $38 million; Elvis Presley with $35 million; and Bob Marley with $23 million to round out the top five.

Beyond Bob Marley, the list includes musicians Tom Petty (No. 6, $20 million), Prince (No. 7, $18 million), Dr. Seuss (No. 8, $16 million), and John Lennon (No. 9, $12 million).

Others on the list include Albert Einstein, David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bettie Page.

Top 13 Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities For 2017

1. Michael Jackson (musician, died 2009, $75 million)
2. Arnold Palmer (golfer, died 2016, $40 million)
3. Charles Schulz (cartoonist, died 2000, $38 million)
4. Elvis Presley (musician, died 1977, $35 million)
5. Bob Marley (musician, died 1981, $23 million)

6. Tom Petty (musician, died 2017, $20 million)
7. Prince (musician, died 2016, $18 million)
8. Dr. Seuss (author, died 1991, $16 million)
9. John Lennon (musician, died 1980, $12 million)
10. Albert Einstein (physicist, died 1955, $10 million)

11. David Bowie (musician, died 2016, $9.5 million)
12. Elizabeth Taylor (actress, died 2011, $8 million)
13. Bettie Page (model, died 2008, $7.5 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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