Michael Jackson tops the list of ‘Forbes Top Earning Dead Celebrities 2017’

  • The late 'King of Pop' leads the list with $75M (US).

NEW YORK – The King of Pop continues to win the hearts of people to this day, eight years after his demise.

For the fifth time in a row, Michael Jackson has topped the ‘Forbes List of Top Earning Dead Celebrities’ with an earnings of $75 million (US). Halloween specials including Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalogue has his kingdom of pop going strong years later.

Arnold Palmer, the golf legend, has secured second place with $40 million (US), meanwhile American cartoonist Charles M Schulz ranks in third place with $38 million (US). Singing legends Elvis Presley with $35 million(US) and Bob Marley with $23 million(US) have secured fourth and fifth position(s) respectively.