Singer beats Elvis, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix after amassing £106 million
Michael Jackson has been named the top earning dead celebrity for the second year running.
The latest figures were racked up from Jackson’s music and his stake in the Sony/ATV catalogue. His estate is also set to take half of the profits from the Cirque du Soleil theatrical production ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour’, which started earlier this month in the US.
Elsewhere, late Beatles legend John Lennon came in fifth yet again earning $12 million (£7.5 million) alongside Dame Elizabeth Taylor who made her debut in the list.
Jimi Hendrix was also up two places to ninth in the list after pulling in $9 million (£5.6 million).