Michael Jackson Is 2018 Highest Paid Dead Celebrity, Elvis Presley Is Second; Here’s the List of Top Celebs Earning Millions After Death
The King of Pop Michael Jackson (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

Nobody can beat him then, nor can anyone do now. The late legendary King of Pop continues to reign moonwalking at the global stardom. Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 following an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol, has made it to the list of top-earning dead celebrity. For the sixth year in a row, death has not ended to the late King of Pop’s commercial success. Jackson once again tops the list of highest paid dead celebrities after his estate gathered 400 million dollars over the past year, generally from the sale of his EMI Music Publishing stake. Michael Jackson’s Elephant Escapes Florida’s Zoo Enclosure! Watch Video.

According to Forbes, other profitable projects include a TV special, Michael Jackson’s Halloween and a new Sony record deal. John Branca, the Jackson estate co-executor was quoted in the same report as saying, “You see Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving every year, so now we’re looking to have Michael Jackson’s Halloween every year.” The singer, who was 50-year-old when he died, has now made above 1.8 billion euros in earnings in the decade since his demise. Scientists Explain How Michael Jackson Pulled off Gravity-Defying Move, Next To Study Bollywood Actor Mithun Chakraborty's Dance Moves. 

Here is the list of top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities of 2018:

1. Michael Jackson: 400 million dollars

2. Elvis Presley: 40 million dollars

3. Arnold Palmer: 35 million dollars

4. Charles Schulz: 34 million dollars

5. Bob Marley: 23 million dollars

6. Dr Seuss: 16 million dollars

7. Hugh Hefner: 15 million dollars

8. Marilyn Monroe: 14 million dollars

9. Prince: 13 million dollars

10. John Lennon: 12 million dollars

11. XXXTentacion: 11 million dollars

12. Muhammad Ali: 8 million dollars

13. Bettie Page: 7 million dollars

As per the list, next up is the American singer, Elvis Presley, with 40 million dollars mainly coming from selling tickets to his Graceland estate. Golfer, Arnold Palmer is listed in the top 3 with about 35 million dollars. The list further contains, cartoonist Charles Schulz in the fourth place with 34 million euros and Bob Marley in the fifth with 23 million dollars. The rapper XXXTentacion who was shot and killed in Florida, was a new entry at the 11th place with 11 million dollars in the past year.