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Michael Jackson is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity

Posted: October 26th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Michael Jackson is Top-Earning Dead CelebritySubmit Comment
Michael Jackson has been named this year's top-earning dead celebrity by Forbes magazine. With $275 million in licensing and sales revenue, the late singer's estate earned "more than Lady Gaga, Madonna and Jay-Z combined" and more than all other dead celebrities on the list.

In 2009, Jackson was third on the Forbes list, but last year's top earner, fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, has fallen out of the top 10 and even Rodgers and Hammerstein, who previously came second, have slipped down past George Steinbrenner, Stieg Larsson and other rising dead.

John Lennon, who would have turned 70 this year, reached fifth place with $17 million, while Elvis Presley climbed to second with $60 million thanks to licensing, Graceland ticket sales and a new Cirque du Soleil show.

Much of Jackson's earnings come from a deal signed with Sony in March, worth more than 160m over the next seven years. And with an album of unreleased music due this November, Jackson's next 12 months could be just as big.

Top 13 top-earning dead celebrities (from 10/2009 till 10/2010):

1. Michael Jackson ($275 million)

2. Elvis Presley ($60 million)

3. J.R.R. Tolkien ($50 million)

4. Charles Schulz ($33 million)

5. John Lennon ($17 million)

6. Stieg Larsson ($15 million)

7. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) ($11 million)

8. Albert Einstein ($10 million)

9. George Steinbrenner ($8 million)

10. Richard Rodgers ($7 million)

11. Jimi Hendrix ($6 million)

12. Steve McQueen ($6 million)

13. Aaron Spelling ($5 million)

Source: Guardian, Forbes


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Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:12:44 PM

Michael Jackson is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity ... because he didn't wind up paying through the prosthetic schnoz for gang-raping those children at Neverland and getting them drunk on "Jesus Juice".

Say hi to Hitler for me, Mike ... you sick, perverted f*ck.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:14:28 PM

How is Michael Jackson, a little boy and a McDonald's hamburger similar ?

40 year old meat between 2 month old buns.
johnny_boy writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:24:21 PM

Can he buy back his life? I kid MJ. he's in heaven molesting little boys.
CCBlev writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:25:18 PM

@Max-lol Why was Micheal spotted at Wal-Mart? Bc He heard boys pants were half off.
Did you hear Michael Jackson and Tonya Harding and going ride in the Kentucky Derby? Tonya's doing all the knee capping and Michael's riding all the kiddies.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:29:06 PM

I wonder if he's diddling Gary Coleman right now? Gary's is accustomed to being f*cked by ugly women!


(I joke... most on here know I'm an MJ fan... but still have to get the shots in when I can... like MJ is s doing to Gary's bunghole as I type this).
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:37:39 PM

Mike wanted to be a priest once ... but the Catholic church turned him away because they had their lot of men molesting little boys.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:40:10 PM

@Ranger

Gary's probably re-inacting that scene where is character and Dudley are posing in their underwear in front of the bicycle guy, who's taking photographs (in this one, Michael agrees to play the bicycle guy) ...
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:41:46 PM

Why won't Michael's body decompose ?

Because plastic won't decompose for 5,000 years.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:42:50 PM

Who REALLY took out Michael Jackson ?

That's easy.

Tito.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:44:33 PM

Michael Jackson had skeletons in the closet ....

and both the CSI lab and the Cold Case Unit determine that the ages of the corpses that once were one them start at age eight and go younger ...
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:45:52 PM

* Courtesy of Bobcat Goldwaithe


What is Michael Jackson's favorite pasttime at the Neverland Ranch ?


Blowing Bubbles.
avaela writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:49:01 PM

I think they forgot about Tupac
avaela writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 9:50:01 PM

Oh wait, I forgot. He's alive :)
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 10:03:01 PM

I smell a conspiracy .... Justin Beiber is either an illegitamate love child of Tupac Shakur and some "baby's mama" or Michael Jackson's sperm bank and some "Pop Skank" ...
wonderBOY writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 11:07:55 PM

Einstein is a celebrity
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2010 at 11:16:37 PM

Hey, if Justin Bieber can be one...
JayDee writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 2:38:57 AM

Irks the hell out of me that this dude made more in a year of being dead than ill make in a lifetime.
Man in Black writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 3:05:28 AM

slow news day # 2
Saberhoff writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 3:17:17 AM

You know you don't have a life when you comment on every damn post and it's always negative... They're not doing stripes 2 man give it up.
trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 3:43:56 AM

Hey it's a free country ...

Dont like it skip by it or F off... ok
Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 4:50:19 AM

Yeah... f*cking off is always best pathetic lurker. At least the regular posters stick to topic (mostly) and contribute.

You're a waste of c*m. When you find your mom whoring, or your dad sleeping on the train tracks... tell them I said that.
Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:00:15 AM

@Saberhoff - 'You know you don't have a life when:' --- YOU take the time to sign up for a web site only to comment unrelated to the thread's topic yourself.

Maybe less time being a judgmental c*nt, and a lot more time looking into a mirror, f*cky.
trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:19:03 AM

You know you don't have a life when your Saberhoff

trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:23:01 AM

Saberhoff is just another lurker who only gets daddy love when he's bent over the bath picking up the soap, So he comes on here for some non anal attention
trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:26:11 AM

You know you don't have a life when you have a lot in common with Bluprint (see tron link)

Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:30:19 AM

Funny... the pathetic lurkers... they all c*m in cycles it seems.

Unless Mr. Wants the World HIS Way either owns this site or is a moderator, I suggest he just get down, f*ckin' smile... AND BLOW ME!!!!
trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:33:18 AM

That would make a change from his daddys d*ck i guess ....
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 6:12:28 AM

Would have twice as much if he had lived, after those London shows.
anaheimducks writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 6:58:06 AM

Michael is the best long live the king of pop.
Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 1:53:31 PM

Well said!
Saberhoff writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 2:46:42 PM

Contribute haha... With do you contribute? Dumbass jokes that aren't funny except to your other 2 buds on here.lurker that's cute you guys came up with a name for people just interested in news and not jokes that you apply to every single damn topic.
synthetic1985 writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 4:45:04 PM

well that's a relief, more than lady gaga and madonna and jay z combined...at least somebody still knows talent when they hear/see it...madonna was only talented because she decided to show herself off a bit more to get more attention from guys in the early 90s...it worked...lady gaga is just a big madonna fan who keeps her showing off stuff constant, dresses in clothing that makes her fall down, and sings about wanting somebody's ugly or disease...yea that's hip lol...and jay Z, well i don't have much bad to say about him, except he could use some new hit songs if he's going to keep his career up
trailertrash writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 5:36:09 PM

Saberhoff

A lurker:

is a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, chatroom, file sharing or other interactive system, but rarely or never participates actively. Research indicates that "lurkers make up over 90% of online groups".

Lack of trust or a history of molestation represents two of the reasons explaining lurking behavior....

I'm thinking you dont have trust issues ?

Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 6:21:41 PM

Only if you count he trusts his Dad will wear a condom on Father/bastard Son night.
Ranger writes:
on October 27th, 2010 at 6:26:37 PM

Saber... you're one of our prev. pathetic lurkers. No spacing or caps starting a sentence. When you get flustered (dad not using lube?), we see the: "With do you contribute?" sh*t you begin to spew.

Welcome back lurker... now with yet another pathetic alias! LOLOLOL! What a douche bag!
Man in Black writes:
on October 28th, 2010 at 1:01:54 AM

Sooooo are we up to about 3-4 lurkers on here a month or was this a slow month ?
Ranger writes:
on October 28th, 2010 at 1:36:52 AM

Slow (as are the lurkers) month.

They're all the same though. Here to dictate policy. Pretty funny (and by that I mean pathetic... especially as they return with a different alias).

Man in Black writes:
on October 28th, 2010 at 2:17:26 AM

True if all they have with their 2 cents is to attack a poster ... by all means keep your money and buy yourself some intelligence
trailertrash writes:
on October 28th, 2010 at 6:18:03 AM

MiB , They may need more than 2 cents my friend

Ranger -

He's had trust issues ever since his dad said he'd taken an enema before Father/bastard Son night and then pulled out with a lump of poop on the end of his c*ck ....

Their relationship Went from up hill to down hill in 2 seconds.
Ranger writes:
on October 29th, 2010 at 2:35:40 PM

'...pulled out with a lump of poop...'


lol.

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