The “King of Pop,” late American musician Michael Jackson, is currently the highest-paid deceased celebrity in the world as of 2023.
With an estimated $115 million in earnings, he was dubbed the highest-paid deceased celebrity on Forbes magazine’s 2023 annual list, which was made public on Tuesday.
Jackson hasn’t occupied the top rank in the last four years.
The top 13 deceased celebs list also includes Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Prince, and John Lennon.
An approximate $470 million was earned by the deceased celebrities in the previous year. 70 percent less than in 2022.
Based on their pretax sales and licencing earnings, they were rated as other sources of income between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.
See the list below:
US singer, Michael Jackson – $115 million
US singer and actor, Elvis Presley – $100 million
US keyboardist, Ray Manzarek – $45 million
US cartoonist, Dr. Seuss – $40 million
US cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz – $30 million
US singer, Prince – $30 million
US singer, Whitney Houston – $30 million
British singer, John Lennon – $22 million
Jamaican singer, Bob Marley – $16 million
US singer, Bing Crosby – $14 million
British singer, George Harrison – $14 million
US golfer, Arnold Palmer – $10 million
US singer, Marilyn Monroe – $10 million