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Michael Jackson is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity of 2011

Posted: October 25th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Michael Jackson is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity of 2011Submit Comment
Michael Jackson passed away back in 2009, but the entertainer still topped the list of highest-earning dead celebrities in 2011, taking in $170 million. Jackson topped the list back in 2010 as well, but was able to bring in a whipping $275 million in licensing and sales revenue.

Also retaining his spot from the previous list is Elvis Presley. The singer landed in second place with $55 million, mostly thanks to the recent Cirque Du Soleil show Viva Elvis.

New additions to the list include Elizabeth Taylor, who died back in March at the age of 79. She was able to tie John Lennon for 5th place with $12 million. Taylor's successful fragrance, White Diamonds, count for the bulk of her profits.

And while Marilyn Monroe has been gone for 51 years, it is only now that she ended up making the list, taking third place with $27 million, mostly thanks to the new "My Week With Marilyn" movie.

Check out the full list below:

1. Michael Jackson: $170 million

2. Elvis Presley: $55 million

3. Marilyn Monroe: $27 million

4. Charles Schulz: $25 million

5. John Lennon: $12 million

5. Elizabeth Taylor: $12 million

7. Albert Einsetin: $10 million

8. Theodor Geisel: $9 million

9. Jimi Hendrix: $7 million

9. Stieg Larsson: $7 million

9. Steve McQueen: $7 million

9. Richard Rodgers: $7 million

13. George Harrison: $6 million

13. Bettie Page: $6 million

13. Andy Warhol: $6 million

Source: Forbes


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bandolero999 writes:
on October 25th, 2011 at 9:00:34 PM

No lee Marvin,lee van cleef,Charles Bronson,or even Brando this list sux.

Guess a pedofile was able to beat the king
bandolero999 writes:
on October 25th, 2011 at 9:41:17 PM

Where the f*ck is Gary Coleman's name at
BadChadB33 writes:
on October 25th, 2011 at 10:49:26 PM

^ lol

He's not really dead, Shannon Price has him locked up in the basement.
Ted Mosby writes:
on October 25th, 2011 at 11:29:04 PM

errr.... umm...

http://youtu.be/TM-G0bkl8MQ
pornfly writes:
on October 25th, 2011 at 11:48:09 PM

BANDO your supposed to be askin where the f*ck is Bruce Lee,your losin it
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 12:18:25 AM

I can't believe Benny Hill has been overlooked again!!

Or Bernad Manning, Eric Morecombe, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Arthuer Askey, George Formby, Spike Milligan, Ronnie Barker, Norman Wisdom.
The Tall Man writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 12:53:11 AM

He was losing money when he was alive.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 2:41:58 AM

#'s: 2, 3, 7, 9's (Jimi, Stieg and Richard) and both 13's made more money last year than they probably did their entire lives!
Rambo writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 2:54:32 AM

so who gets all the money?
Rambo writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 2:54:32 AM

so who gets all the money?
trailertrash writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 3:21:32 AM

It goes to the family's estate or who ever owns the rights to their films or music.
trailertrash writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 3:22:07 AM

Oh and the tax man too ..
Bullit writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 4:05:04 AM

IF it goes to their relatives, I'm obviously quite happy for Steve McQueen family ( the coolest acor ever) and also for my favourite & best guitarist who has ever lived until today: Mr Jimi Hendrix !
Valerie writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 5:44:08 AM

The hacks at Strasbergs family sure are making a sh*tload of money of Monroe, at least Elvis family is the one to whom the cash goes to.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 12:08:07 PM

@Bullit - correct on both counts my friend.
Bullit writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 12:30:27 PM

You're definitely a man of taste.

Cheers Ranger.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 3:08:08 PM

Thx. Bro.

I worked (once) with Georg Stanford Brown. I didn't know he played the Dr. in Bullitt at the time. But did know he was in ROOTS. and TV's 'The Rookies' and 'Stir Crazy' with Pryor and Wilder. He's a nice guy.

My fav. McQueen flick still has to be 'The Great Escape.'
NOmoreremakes! writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 3:33:48 PM

I got to say, that's quite sad.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 3:40:47 PM

Looks like Michael is blowing into a kids mouth in that picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Y9BBuHMnQ
Bullit writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 5:32:35 PM

@Ranger: Lucky you to meet even somebody who could have shared with you a moment with McQueen which wouldn't obviously appear on any paper/article.

HI've read his bio
Bullit writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 6:21:55 PM

@Ranger: Lucky you to meet somebody who could have shared with you the opportunity to meet, even for a moment, the Man and I presume, that wouldn't appear on any paper/article? Did the "Dr" told you anything about him ?

I love the fact that he was a real racing driver as much that he was a real actor. Just like Paul Newman actually. You will certainly not find today anything close to these two fine gentlemen these days. And I mean ALL of those wankers like Pitt, cloney, etc.).

Anyway, my fav includes, of course, the Great Escape but 1st come:

BULITT (1968) - Best car chases with Lalo Shifrin's jazz music.

The Thomas Crown Affair. (This movie hasn't aged at all in terms of style, taste, estheticism...)

Le Mans (I've been on the track & I did think about McQueen: the most exhilarating afternoon of my life)

Papillon

The Getaway

The Sand Pebbles


I could go on & on the guy but I don't want bore anyone here.


Cheers mate.
Ranger writes:
on October 26th, 2011 at 9:17:41 PM

The Sand Pebbles I've never seen. Great list though. There was a lot more to look up to in the way of 'stars' in Hollywood back then (not only because there were fewer of them).

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