Magazine Forbes has made the next rating of the highest paid deceased celebrities. The publication took into account the earnings from 1 October 2015 and 1 October 2016 from sales of recorded music, movies and other things and the assets related to the stars.
In the first place was once again singer Michael Jackson, who died in 2009. He tops the list for the fourth consecutive year. Forbes estimates that over the past year, Jackson “earned” 825 million dollars. Most of this amount – $ 750 million – accounted for the proceeds from the sale in March of heirs of the artist of the Japanese Corporation Sony to 50 per cent in one of the world’s largest record company Sony/ATV.
On the second place ranking by Forbes placed the American cartoonist Charles Schulz, who died in 2000. For the year revenues related to its legacy amounted to 48 million dollars. Most of them were obtained thanks to the implementation of the rights to use the artist created characters, notes TASS.
Three leaders closes the Pro golfer Arnold Palmer, who died in September 2016. He, according to the compilers of the list, “earned” $ 40 million.
Fourth place ranking is the king of rock ‘ n ‘ roll Elvis Presley, who died in 1977. He “earned” 27 million dollars.
The fifth was dead in April, the singer and composer Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince. Revenues associated with his name, mostly from album sales, amounted to $ 25 million.
The list also included deceased in 1981, musician Bob Marley (21 million dollars), children’s writer Theodor seuss Geisel (Dr. seuss) (who died in 1991, “earned” $ 20 million), the musician John Lennon (died in 1980, revenues of $ 12 million), scientist albert Einstein (died 1955, “earned” 11 million dollars).
In addition, the rankings were: photo model Bettie page (died 2008 revenues of 11 million dollars), musician David Bowie (died in January 2016, “earned” 10.5 million dollars), actor Steve McQueen (died 1980-m, “earned” $ 9 million) and the actress Elizabeth Taylor (died 2011, revenues of $ 8 million).