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Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

Michael Jackson King of Pop has landed the top spot on Forbes’ 10th annual ranking of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. Although Jackson never got a slot on Forbes'' annual Celebrity 100 list during his life, he earned more than any other star in the past year, apart from Oprah Winfrey. Not only did he grace the top spot with a whopping 275 million dollars, he out-earned the other 12 stars on the list combined.

Elvis Presley came in second. The King of Rock n’ Roll''s estate pulled down 60 million dollars in the 12-month period. Lord of the Rings author J.R.R Tolkien took the third spot.

The top 10 earners:

1.Michael Jackson
2.Elvis Presley
3.J.R.R. Tolkien
4.Charles Schulz
5.John Lennon
6.Stieg Larsson
7.Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
8.Albert Einstein
9.George Steinbrenner
10.Richard Rodgers


To be eligible to make Forbes’ list of top earning dead celebrities, entertainers had to be deceased (duh) and to have earned at least $5 million between October 1, 2009, and October 1, 2010.

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