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Michael Jackson Made More Money Last Year Than Any Celebrity Ever Has

According to Forbes’ top-earning dead celebrities list for 2016 – which is kind of hard to believe is an actual thing – Michael Jackson raked in more than any star ever has in a 12-month period.

Jacko, who is literally epitomising his song ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ by still bringing in the bunse from beyond the grave, cashed in a reported amount of ยฃ677 million last year.

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How the late singer managed to make more than any other celeb ever has in a year, alive or dead, is down to the sale of half of his Sony/ATV publishing catalogue. He (I say he but he wasn’t involved in the sale, for obvious reasons), made ยฃ615 million from that alone.

MJ has dominated the annual list for deceased celebrities since 2009 – I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not – topping the list every year apart from in 2012.

Other artists such as Elvis, Prince, Bob Marley and John Lennon cracked the top 10 for this year’s top-earning dead celebrities, which Forbes compiled by estimating the pre-tax income of the deceased from October 1 2015 through to October 1 2016, subtracting fees for people working on behalf of them.

Source: theladbible

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