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Forbes Releases List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

Forbes Releases List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

Reuters

Forbes.com just released their list of the top-earning dead celebrities for 2013, and Michael Jackson handily took the top spot. 

READ: The Forbes List of Hollywood's Most Bankable Stars

According to their analysts, Jackson earned $160 million dollars between June 2012 and June 2013. Most of the money comes from two Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil shows ("Immortal" and "One") and his co-ownership of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which owns the publishing rights to an enormous catalog of music including songs by The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

So who else earns a huge chunk of posthumous money? Scoll down to see the next four runners-up, then head over to Forbes to find out who narrowly missed the Top 5.

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Elvis Presley, $55 Million
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Charles Schulz, $37 Million
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Elizabeth Taylor, $25 Million
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Bob Marley, $18 Million
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