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Here Are The 13 Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities Of 2019

Michael, Elvis, Charles Schulz, Arnold Palmer, and Bob Marley: They’re five of the world’s Highest-Paid dead celebrities, pulling in a combined $187 million last year.

It’s probably no surprise that Michael Jackson once again topped Forbes list of the highest-paid dead celebrities list, after hauling in $60 million over the past year.

Behind the King of Pop is another music monarch: Elvis Presley, who takes the No. 2 spot with $39 million over the past year; Charles M. Schulz rounds out the top three with $38 million. Golf legend Arnold Palmer claims the No. 4 spot with $30 million.

Along with such perennials as Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon, in all, the 13 dead celebs pulled in $284.5 million.

The remaining top ten includes Bob Marley ($20 million), Dr. Seuss ($19 million), John Lennon ($14 million), Marilyn Monroe ($13 million), Prince ($12 million), and Nipsey Hussle ($11 million).

Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities 2019:

  1. Michael Jackson: $60 million
    Deceased: June 25, 2009
    Cause of death: Overdose/Homicide
  2. Elvis Presley: $39 million
    Deceased: August 16, 1977
    Cause of death: Heart Attack
  3. Charles M. Schulz: $38 million
    Deceased: February 12, 2000
    Cause of death: Cancer
  4. Arnold Palmer: $30 million
    Deceased: September 25, 2016
    Cause of death: Heart Disease
  5. Bob Marley: $20 million
    Deceased: May 11, 1981
    Cause of death: Cancer
  6. Dr. Seuss: $19 million
    Deceased: September 24, 1991
    Cause of death: Cancer
  7. John Lennon: $14 million
    Deceased: December 8, 1980
    Cause of death: Homicide
  8. Marilyn Monroe: $13 million
    Deceased: August 5, 1962
    Cause of death: Overdose
  9. Prince: $12 million
    Deceased: April 21, 2016
    Cause of death: Overdose
  10. Nipsey Hussle: $11 million
    Deceased: March 31, 2019
    Cause of death: Homicide
  11. XXXTentacion: $10 million
    Deceased: June 18, 2018
    Cause of death: Homicide
  12. Whitney Houston: $9.5 million
    Deceased: February 11, 2012
    Cause of death: Drowning
  13. George Harrison: $9 million
    Deceased: November 29, 2001
    Cause of death: Cancer

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