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Jackson tops Forbes dead rich poll

By | Published on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has again topped Forbes’ poll of high earning dead celebrities. It’s the second year that Jackson has beaten usual poll leader Elvis Presley in the Forbes chart.

The magazine reckons the Jackson estate generated $170 million in the last year, aided by continued sales of his catalogue, various licensing deals and the launch of the Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show ‘Immortal’.

Other musicians in the top earning dead celebs poll, behind Jackson and Presley, include John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.