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11:15  31 october  2019
11:15  31 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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This is a list of the highest-paid dead celebrities in the world as ranked by Forbes magazine. The 2019 list: The 2018 list: Michael Jackson brought in 7 million from the sale of his estate's stake in EMI

The top - earning dead celebrities have been revealed by Forbes, showing that for the most iconic stars death is not a barrier to making millions. Musicians dominate the list, with recently deceased rappers Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion also in the top 13, alongside legends such as Bob Marley.

Michael Jackson et al. posing for a photo: Michael Jackson, XXXTentacion and the creator of Snoopy all make the list © Other Michael Jackson, XXXTentacion and the creator of Snoopy all make the list The top-earning dead celebrities have been revealed by Forbes, showing that for the most iconic stars death is not a barrier to making millions.

At the top of the earnings pile are two of the twentieth century's most famous stars: Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

Jackson's earnings dwarfed the others for a seventh year in a row - he earned $60m (£46m) as streams of his music rose to 2.1 billion and money continues to pour in from his back catalogue.

Michael Jackson posing for the camera: Streams of Jackson's songs increased in the last year to more than two billion © Getty Streams of Jackson's songs increased in the last year to more than two billion

Elvis may have been dead for 42 years but Forbes estimates he made $39m (£30m) in the last year, as more than half a million people continue to visit Graceland annually.

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Отмена. Месяц бесплатно. Top 10 Highest Earning Dead Celebrities . For this list, we’re looking at celebrities and famous people from any industry that have made a significant amount of money since their passing.

Earnings for the 13 dead celebrities are essentially flat compared with last year if you remove Michael Jackson’s windfall of almost 0 million from the sale of his EMI publishing Our annual list of the top - earning dead celebrities measures pretax income from October 1, 2018 through October 1, 2019.

The singer's stock is unlikely to fall with a film in the works starring Tom Hanks as Elvis's manager.

Two Beatles continue to rake it in: George Harrison made an estimated $9m (£7m) in the last 12 months, while John Lennon made $14m (£10.8m).

John Lennon et al. wearing a hat: Lennon was shot dead in 1980 but he continues to make millions © Getty Lennon was shot dead in 1980 but he continues to make millions

They died in 2001 and 1980 respectively, but Forbes says the 50th anniversary of classic album Abbey Road has boosted streams of the Fab Four's songs.

Whitney Houston holding a microphone: Whitney Houston, who drowned in 2012, is 12th on the list © Getty Whitney Houston, who drowned in 2012, is 12th on the list

They have also benefited from Cirque Du Soleil's Love show in Las Vegas, which uses Beatles music.

Whitney Houston and Prince also makes the list, with Houston pulling in an estimated $9.5m (£7.4m) after the sale of half her estate in May and the success of Kygo's remix of Higher Love.

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Michael Jackson tops our Halloween-spooky list of the 13 highest-paid dead celebrities for the fifth year in a row with earnings of million. Bob Marley rounds out the top five with million, boosted by sustainability-focused House of Marley audio products and the Marley Beverage Co.

The highest- earning dead celebrities in 2017 have been revealed . Forbes‘ annual list ranks the posthumous income of those stars that have passed This year’s list sees Michael Jackson in the top spot for the fifth year in a row. The late singer earned million (£56.5m), including income from a

Prince - who died from an overdose in 2016 - is ninth on the list with $12m (£9.3m).

Forbes says there were half a billion streams of the enigmatic star's songs and 320,000 physical sales.

Musicians dominate the list, with recently deceased rappers Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion also in the top 13, alongside legends such as Bob Marley.

However, there is also space for Marilyn Monroe, whose enduring appeal saw her make $13m (£10m) thanks to a string of deals licensing her image.

a person talking on a cell phone: Marilyn Monroe's image continues to make big money for her estate © Getty Marilyn Monroe's image continues to make big money for her estate

Children's author Dr Seuss, golf legend Arnold Palmer, and Snoopy creator Charles Schulz are also all still making tens of millions of dollars.

Bob Marley standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Reggae legend Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981 © Getty Reggae legend Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981

The earnings list was compiled using music industry data and interviews with insiders.

Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London are posing for a picture: Nipsey Hussle (left) was killed in March this year but is already on the list © Getty Nipsey Hussle (left) was killed in March this year but is already on the list

The top 13:

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This week, it was announced the King of Pop has, once again, dominated Forbes’ annual list of the top - earning dead celebrities . According to Forbes, the singer’s earnings were boosted by his recent CBS Halloween special, the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil show, his latest greatest

Michael Jackson - $60m (£46m)

Elvis Presley - $39m (£30m)

Charles Schulz - $38m (£29.5m)

Arnold Palmer - $30m (£23.3m)

Bob Marley - $20m (£15.5m)

Dr Seuss - $19m (£14.7m)

a man sitting at a table: Charles Schulz created the Peanuts comic strip featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown © Getty Charles Schulz created the Peanuts comic strip featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown

John Lennon - $14m (£10.8m)

Marilyn Monroe - $13m (£10m)

Prince - $12m (£9.3m)

Nipsey Hussle - $11m (£8.5m)

XXXTentacion - $10m (£7.7m)

Whitney Houston - $9.5m (£7.4m)

George Harrison - $9m (£7m)

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