Highest Paid Dead Celebrities 2013
OK, Elvis Presley used to be at the top of the list of dead celebrities who earn big bucks, but for 2013 it's the King of Pop - Michael Jackson. Jackson's estate earned $160 million, three times as much as Elvis, who came in at $55 million this year. Third runner up - Cartoonist Charles Schultz, of 'Peanuts' fame at $37 million. Wow. Just Wow.
Here are the top 10 for October 2012-October 2013:
1. Michael Jackson $160 2. Elvis Presley: $55 million 3. Charles Schultz: $37 million 4. Elizabeth Taylor: $25 million 5. Bob Marley: $18 million 6. Marilyn Monroe: $15 million 7. John Lennon: $12 million 8. Albert Einstein: $10 million 9. Bettie Page: $10 million 10. Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss): $9 million
The list is compiled by Forbes Magazine every year, and you can read about the other high earning dead celebs in their new issue.