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That’s Baller: Michael Jackson Tops the Forbes List as Highest-Earning Dead Celebrity At $75 Million

Though the legendary Michael Jackson died eight years ago, he still seems to be generating loads of cash.
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Forbes reports that Jackson is at the top of the list for highest earning dead celebrities for the fifth consecutive year at $75 million. According to the publication, Jackson has received a spike in earnings due to a new compilation album, the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog.
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Golf icon Arnold Palmer is second on the list at $40 million, mostly due to sales of the Arizona lemonade and ice tea beverage named after him.
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Others that joined Jackson on the list are none other than #ElvisPresley, who came in at fourth place with $35 million, and Bob Marley at fifth place with $23 million.

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