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Michael Jackson heads Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities

Published 27/10/2015

Michael Jackson died in 2009
Michael Jackson died in 2009

Michael Jackson is number one on the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the third year in a row.

Jackson, who died in 2009, has pulled in around 115 million US dollars (£75 million) over the past year, which is down from the estimated 140 million dollars (£91.3 million) he earned in 2014.

Fast and The Furious star Paul Walker is a new entry into the list at position number nine.

Walker, who died in a car accident 2013, is estimated to have raked in around 10.5 million dollars (£6.8 million).

The top ranking British stars on the list are Elizabeth Taylor at position five, estimated to have made 20 million dollars (£13 million) and John Lennon at position seven with 12 million dollars (£7.8 million).

Here are the top 13 celebrities on the Forbes list:

1. Michael Jackson: 115 million dollars (£75 million)

2. Elvis Presley: 55 million dollars (£35.8 million)

3. Charles Schulz: 40 million dollars (£26 million)

4. Bob Marley: 21 million dollars (£13.7 million)

5. Elizabeth Taylor: 20 million dollars (£13 million)

6. Marilyn Monroe: 17 million dollars (£11 million)

7. John Lennon: 12 million dollars (£7.8 million)

8. Albert Einstein: 11 million dollars (£7.1 million)

9. Paul Walker: 10.5 million dollars (£6.8 million)

10. Bettie Page: 10 million dollars (£6.5 million)

11. Theodor Geisel: 9.5 million dollars (£6.1 million)

12. Steve McQueen: 9 million dollars (£5.8 million)

13. James Dean: 8.5 million dollars (£5.5 million)

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