Michael Jackson is world’s top dead earner

Date: 25-10-2011 11:01 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Ugochukwu Terry Ofoegbu
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- at 25-10-2011 11:01 PM (9 years ago)
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 For a second straight year Michael Jackson is the world’s top dead earner, according to a macabre
list compiled by Forbes magazine of stars whose earning power remains undiminished beyond the grave.
The King of Pop, who died two years ago at the age of 50, brought in $170 million for his estate over the past 12 months,
enough to place him ahead of every other pop music act of the past year — both living and dead — except for Irish rock
band U2.
Elvis came in second place, earning $55 million, thanks to his evergreen songbook and a hit Las Vegas stage production
featuring his tunes mounted by Cirque de Soleil.



In third place was movie siren Marilyn Monroe, who had $27 million in earnings over the past year.
“Peanuts” cartoon creator Charles Schulz was fourth while Beatles’ legend John
Lennon tied for fifth place with screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor, both earning $12
million.
While much of Lennon’s revenues came as payment from other musicians
performing his music, Taylor’s largely came from her best-selling perfume White
Diamonds. The fragrance had gross sales of $54 million in the United States in
2010, according to industry experts cited by Forbes.
Taylor’s estate also appears likely to net handsomely from a December sale later
this year by the Christie’s auction house featuring the late actress’s jewels, art work
and gowns. Experts said it could fetch $30 million.
Forbes, which compiled its list by consulting agents, lawyers and other experts, said
the year’s 15 deceased top earners were:
1. Michael Jackson
2. Elvis Presley
3. Marilyn Monroe
4. “Peanuts” cartoon creator Charles Schulz
5. John Lennon, tied with Elizabeth Taylor
7. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein
8. Children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel
9. Rock legend Jimi Hendrix; Swedish writer Stieg Larsson; Hollywood actor Steve McQueen; and legendary composer
Richard Rodgers
13. Beatle George Harrison, tied with American pin-up girl Bettie Page and pop art creator Andy Warhol


Posted: at 25-10-2011 11:01 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
- eomo at 26-10-2011 01:18 AM (9 years ago)
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That is legacy
Posted: at 26-10-2011 01:18 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mallorca at 26-10-2011 01:30 AM (9 years ago)
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good news

Posted: at 26-10-2011 01:30 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Starcy1 at 26-10-2011 03:23 AM (9 years ago)
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Intrestin
Posted: at 26-10-2011 03:23 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 26-10-2011 03:46 AM (9 years ago)
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Till tomorrow he still number (1) King of POP
Posted: at 26-10-2011 03:46 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- QUEST1 at 26-10-2011 06:37 AM (9 years ago)
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Good legacy Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 26-10-2011 06:37 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dogodajiabuja at 26-10-2011 07:19 AM (9 years ago)
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so wetin person weh dey alive come poor again, wetin make e do?
this oyibo pple sef!
Posted: at 26-10-2011 07:19 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- alfred0092002 at 26-10-2011 07:36 AM (9 years ago)
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Its so unfortunate that Jackson sold his soul to the devil and was required from him at a round age of 50.
Posted: at 26-10-2011 07:36 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Sodman4luv at 26-10-2011 07:56 AM (9 years ago)
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k
Posted: at 26-10-2011 07:56 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- donuche at 26-10-2011 07:58 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: alfred0092002 on 26-10-2011 07:36 AM
Its so unfortunate that Jackson sold his soul to the devil and was required from him at a round age of 50.

how?.
Posted: at 26-10-2011 07:58 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- terryworld at 26-10-2011 08:10 AM (9 years ago)
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he still makes money even in his grave

Posted: at 26-10-2011 08:10 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- lanudja at 26-10-2011 08:13 AM (9 years ago)
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Who else will it be... Miko Jako...continue to RIP
Posted: at 26-10-2011 08:13 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- snazzyalo at 26-10-2011 08:26 AM (9 years ago)
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k
Posted: at 26-10-2011 08:26 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Idbabe at 26-10-2011 09:40 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: terryworld on 26-10-2011 08:10 AM
he still makes money even in his grave

U dey visit am there?
Posted: at 26-10-2011 09:40 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- giftmurphy at 26-10-2011 09:47 AM (9 years ago)
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ABEG I PASS.e don die ...
Posted: at 26-10-2011 09:47 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- eoadex2003 at 26-10-2011 09:54 AM (9 years ago)
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his grave na money
Posted: at 26-10-2011 09:54 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gloxxy98 at 26-10-2011 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: donuche on 26-10-2011 07:58 AM
Quote from: alfred0092002 on 26-10-2011 07:36 AM
Its so unfortunate that Jackson sold his soul to the devil and was required from him at a round age of 50.

how?.
u are asking how, so u dont know that he is a devil singer.
Posted: at 26-10-2011 10:07 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- whitedove255 at 26-10-2011 10:15 AM (9 years ago)
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GOOD TO KNOW DAT Smiley
Posted: at 26-10-2011 10:15 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sholexy21 at 26-10-2011 10:25 AM (9 years ago)
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K...I don hear
Posted: at 26-10-2011 10:25 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- DHash at 26-10-2011 10:26 AM (9 years ago)
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 Undecided Undecided
Posted: at 26-10-2011 10:26 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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