Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, John Lennon in Forbes' 'dead rich list'

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Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and John Lennon are in the top 10 of top-earning dead celebrities published by Forbes.com.

According to the US publication, Jackson was the third highest earning dead celebrity in the past year, earning £55million, although he died in June – under a year ago.

Presley was the fourth highest earning dead star, making £33million, Lennon was seventh with £9million, while Jimi Hendrix earned £5million, making him the 12th highest earning dead celebrity.

Top of the list was the late designer Yves Saint Laurent (£213million). See Forbes.com for the full run-down.

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