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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-paid dead celebrities with $825 million

Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away seven years ago but still earned a staggering $825 million in 2016, making him the biggest dead celebrity earner of the year. According to Forbes, the reason he made that much revenue was because of his estate's decision to sell his half-share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750 million.

The Thriller star had purchased the rights to the Fab Four's music back in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony in 1995 for $115 million.

Others are...

2: Author and cartoonist Charles Schulz - $48 million
3: Golfer Arnold Palmer - $40 million
4: Elvis Presley - $27 million
5: Prince - $25 million
6: Bob Marley -$21 million
7: Theodor 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel - $20 million
8: John Lennon - $12 million
9:  Physicist Albert Einstein - $11.5 million
10: Original pin-up girl Bettie Page - $11 million
11 David Bowie - earned $10.5 million
12 Movie star Steve McQueen - $9 million
13: Elizabeth Taylor - $8 million

36 comments:

Uju Phil said...

ow...whooping!

livingstone chibuike said...

Noted

Chizzy Liz said...

********************************The use to pay dead Celebrities ?????????? #HitsLaps#

Chizzy Liz said...

********************************The use to pay dead Celebrities ?????????? #HitsLaps#

Eleojo Blessing said...

Hmmmmm

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Hm O well congrat to him in heaven.PLEASE HOW CAN HE WITHDRAW THE MONEY HUH? FOR BEING THE HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY I THINK THEY SHOULD PROVIDE A CHEQUE BOOK AND BANK WHERE THE DEAD CELEBRITIES GO DEY WITHDRAW THEIR MONEY TOO.
freeborn wept for this world.
















#sad indeed

Davido's driver said...

Da grin - 1M pounds

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

See dead man still get money pass me yet him no fit chop #1 inside...oluwa pls pick up my call.
Signed
LibBadBoy

Anonymous said...

Na wa o. Dead people dey earn better money, and i still dey here, i no get shi-shi. Abeg, make i die too biko.

charles obaze said...

Who else if not him

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Good one

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

that is nice, he invested right for the future of his children

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Congrats to him.





says, Genevieve.

Ogenah Boris said...

Okay

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Even in death he is still balling. Linda take note!

Bonita Bislam said...

Choiiiiii God please lemme top the living in my lifetime, I don't need it when I'm dead biko

Saphire Muna said...

Money planted by the riverside... Osimiri atata
















............ Liber maniac..........

Vivian Reginalds said...

well...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

OSINANL said...

more money for his children

Augustina Osiegbu said...

wow!!! What a great decision he took way back. Rest in perfect peace Michael Jackson.

Augustina Osiegbu said...

wow!!! What a great decision he took way back. Rest in perfect peace Michael Jackson.

Augustina Osiegbu said...

wow!!! What a great decision he took way back. Rest in perfect peace Michael Jackson.

Augustina Osiegbu said...

wow!!! What a great decision he took way back. Rest in perfect peace Michael Jackson.

Augustina Osiegbu said...

wow!!! What a great decision he took way back. Rest in perfect peace Michael Jackson.

vinna saviour said...

Na wa o even in death...congrats to de deadi bodi

Alloy Chikezie said...

WTF! Me a living being, I'm struggling to make #50k while all this dead people are making millions in dollars... Life, what an odd world.

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DejLoaf said...

Famous After Death SMH






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christie benjamin said...

Wow! #legendstill

cynthia celina said...

May his soul rest in Peace amen

Fajj Oluwatobiloba said...

No wonder Paris Jackson lives like she owns it all from drugs to lez
..

King Maker said...

Too much money even after death

kunta said...

Can u imagine...even after ur death u are still toping Forbes list of highest paid celebs
Big ups to the King of Pop..
Continue to rest in peace

Amos Mohammed said...

Some people go see this list waka go their papa grave piss put swear for am.lolzzzzz

Olotu Fidelis said...

I was like wooow when I saw Albert Einstein of uncertainty principle

Augustina Osiegbu said...

Wow!!! What a great decision he took while he was alive. Rest in Peace Michael Jackson the King of POP.

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