The Top Earning Dead Celebrities of the Year People
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The Top Earning Dead Celebrities of the Year

Ever wondered who was the highest paid dead performer last year? Forbes details the richest dead musicians, dead actors, and dead actresses. These celebrities continue to rack it in even though they are no longer here to spend it. The biggest benefactors of these famous people are the people running their collective estates. Year after year, they rake in the dough even though they aren't alive.

Who are the richest dead celebrities? Obviously, the big names at the top of this list should be of no surprise. Names like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe are at the top of this list. Are you really surprised? Think about all of the movies, music and merchandise these celebrities have sold. When you take that into account, these famous people are worth more dead than alive. 

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    Made $160 million this year

    Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    Schools: Montclair College Preparatory School
    Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest, Homicide
    Place Of Death: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Children: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
    Medical Conditions: Mysophobia
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