Highest-Paid Deceased Celebrity in 2016 According to Forbes

Forbes just rolled out its list of the highest-paid dead celebrities of 2016. According to the report, it turns out that Michael Jackson is the top earner, raking in $825 million USD for the year. How did this come to be?  For one, there was the sale in March of Michael Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog — this includes the Beatles music works and was valued at $750 million USD. Also included in the list are music legends John Lennon (bringing in $12 million USD), Prince (totaling $25 million USD), and Elvis Presley (at $27 million USD). Non musical celebrities also consisted of Albert Einstein, Theador Geiel “Dr. Seuss,” and Charlz Schulz. See the the top 10 list below.Highest-Paid Deceased Celebrity in 2016 According to Forbes

  1. Bettie Page – $11 million
  2. Albert Einstein – $11.5 million
  3. John Lennon – $12 million
  4. Theador Geiel “Dr. Seuss” – $20 million
  5. Bob Marley – $21 million
  6. Prince – $25 million
  7. Elvis Presley – $27 million
  8. Arnold Palmer – $40 million
  9. Charles Schulz – $48 million
  10. Michael Jackson – $825 million