Michael Jackson showed there wasn’t really a difference between being dead and being alive when money is concerned, as he raked in $140 million to maintain his place as the highest earning dead celebrity.
The singer released his 2nd posthumous album, Xscape, and also performed at the Billboard Music Awards in hologram-fashion.
Second on the list was Elvis Presley, who earned a reported $55 million during the past year, with earnings set to reportedly increase as the Authentic Brand Group, who own the rights to Presley, plan to produce a Presley hologram too.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz is 3rd with $40 million, with Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor fourth with earnings of $25 million.
Reggae legend Bob Marley rounds out the top 5 with $20 million.