Michael Jackson is still raking it in for his family’s estate, even though he’s been gone for quite some time.


Forbes always does an annual list of ‘The 13 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ to celebrate Halloween . . . and once again this year, MICHAEL JACKSON is #1.  He’s topped the list in eight of the 10 years since his death in 2009.

Here’s the complete list, with their estimated earnings over the past 12 months:

1.  Michael Jackson, $400 million.  Dead since 2009.  His estate recently made $287 million from the sale of his stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.
2.  Elvis Presley, $40 million.  Dead since 1977 . . . or so some people would have you believe.  (???)
3.  Arnold Palmer, $35 million.  Dead since 2016.
4. “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, $34 million.  Dead since 2000.
5.  Bob Marley, $23 million.  Dead since 1981.
6.  Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, $16 million.  Dead since 1991.
7.  Hugh Hefner, $15 million.  Dead since September of last year.
8.  Marilyn Monroe, $14 million.  Dead since 1962.
9.  Prince, $13 million.  Dead since 2016.
10.  John Lennon, $12 million.  Dead since 1980.
11.  XXXTentacion, $11 million.  Dead since this past June.  He was just 20.
12.  Muhammad Ali, $8 million.  Dead since 2016.
13.  Bettie Page, $7 million.  Dead since 2008.

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