Forbes: Michael Jackson is the highest-earning deceased celebrity for 8th consecutive year - (Top 13)

Forbes: Michael Jackson is the highest-earning deceased celebrity for 8th consecutive year - (Top 13)

The late Michael Jackson is once again topping Forbes' list of highest-paying deceased celebrities for the eighth consecutive year with $ 48 million in revenue in 2020.
The 2019 release of the damning documentary Leaving Neverland does not appear to have cost the King of Pop his crown.

Michael Jackson

The list released by Forbes on Friday, November 13 showed Jackson's Mijac Music catalog, which includes tunes by Elvis and Aretha Franklin, and a long-term deal with Sony accounted for more than 70% of its revenue.

Sadly, there were also some young newcomers to the roster - 21-year-old rapper Juice WRLD and NBA Hall of Fame member Kobe Bryant.

Bryant died nine months ago at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" and seven others.
He came in sixth after generating $ 20 million in revenue since his death. Bryant was worth $ 600 million at the time of his death.

Here are the 13 highest paid deceased celebrities according to Forbes:

1: Michael Jackson
The musician, who died of an overdose on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50, raised $ 48 million in 2020.

2: Dr Seuss / Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel
The American author died of cancer on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87. He made $ 33 million in 2020 after selling nearly six million books in the United States this year.

3: Charles Schulz
Schulz was an American cartoonist who died of cancer on February 12, 2000, at the age of 77. He made $ 32.5 million. The Schulz Estate has generated over $ 110 million in revenue. Part of that is said to come from Apple TV +.


4: Arnold Palmer
He was an American professional golfer who died of heart disease on September 25, 2016. He won $ 25 million.

5: Elvis Presley
Presley was an artist, who died of a heart attack on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42. He made $ 23 million in 2020

6: Kobe Bryant
The American basketball player passed away on January 26, 2020, at the age of 41.

7: Juice WRLD
The rapper died of an overdose and homicide on December 8, 2019 and earned $ 15 million in 2020.

8: Bob Marley
Marley succumbed to cancer on May 11, 1981, at the age of 36, but earned $ 14 million in 2020. His musical hits have skyrocketed this year, racking up over a billion tours worldwide . House of Marley, its line of speakers, turntables and headphones, and sales of t-shirts and lighters emblazoned with his image also added more than $ 3 million to its coffers.

9: John Lennon

The musician died on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40, from a murder and earned $ 13 million in 2020

10: Prince
Prince died of an overdose on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, but earned $ 10 million in 2020.

11: Freddie Mercury
Mercury died of an AIDS-related illness on November 24, 1991, at the age of 45.He won $ 9 million

12: George Harrison
The musician died of cancer at age 58 on November 29, 2001. He won $ 8.5 million

13: Marilyn Monroe
The movie star died of drug overuse and earned $ 8 million in 2020. Monroe's image and name are used by nearly 100 brands around the world, including Dolce & Gabbana, Zales and even Lego Group.



Source: & forbes