Forbes 5 highest Paid dead celebrities list and earnings
When they were still alive, some Celebrities were serious money makers who unfailingly pulled in millions of dollars each year. And several of these Top stars held the world captive with their abilities, making such an impact on fans, that even after their deaths, their legacy continued to wax strong, and their estates still made the kind of money it did during their lifetime —and sometimes even more. Even now, some of them are the highest paid entertainers in the world.
Highest paid celebrities who are dead
1. Michael Jackson – $400 million
He is widely regarded the world’s greatest ever entertainer. Sadly, this music legend has been dead for over ten years now, notwithstanding, the King of Pop is still topping the list of Forbes highest-earning dead celebrities of 2019.
In the year 2016 alone, the King of pop Michael Jackson made history when he earned $825million. This is the highest ever annual earnings of any entertainer in history—alive or dead.
The King who died suddenly in 1977, comes in second this year on the list of highest paid dead celebrities, with $40million earned. He still sells tons of albums yearly, and continues to attract fans to his famous Graceland home 40 years after his death. Always a big money puller when he was alive, Elvis fans continue to grow every year and he makes more now dead than he did when he was alive.
The legendary athlete who is considered by many the greatest ever to grace a golf course, passed away three years ago, but still earned $35 million this year. He earned this impressive total through golf apparel and Arizona beverages. Palmer died at the age of 87 after amassing an impressive haul of trophies and etching his legacy in stone.
5. Bob Marley
Singer songwriter,Poet and Philosopher Bob Marley is the man reputed for putting Jamaican native music Reggae on the map. The dreadlock Master’s estate earned $23 million from having his likeness used on audio products and beverages. Still a powerful influence and inspiration to many, Marley’s legacy lives on stronger than ever even though he died way back in 1981, aged 36 years old.
The Trenchtown, Kingston native is one of the biggest pop culture icons of the last 80 years.
Here is number six to ten highest earning dead celebrities
6. Dr. Seuss- Author – $16 million
7. Hugh Hefner- Personality- $15 Million
8. Marilyn Monroe- Actress- $14 million
9. Prince – Musician $13 million
10 John Lennon_ Musician- $12million
Here is a recap of the 10 highest earning dead celebrities this year
- Micheal Jackson
- Elvis Presley
- Arnold Palmer
- Charles Schulz
- Bob Marley
- Dr. Seuss
- Hugh Hefner
- Marilyn Monroe
- John Lennon
What an impressive list names and impressive earnings by some of the world’s greatest ever celebs. I bet the list would be different next year, with new additions as well as the usual suspects. Two things are for certain though, some of these stars make more money now than they did when they were alive. And the King of Pop Michael Jackson earns more than almost any other living celebrity today. How’s that for incredible?