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

Musicians still earning after their demise

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.