Elizabeth Taylor Beats MJ To The Top Spot On Forbes’ List Of Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities

The highest-earning dead celebrity is Elizabeth Taylor, who earned $210 million last year, beating out Michael Jackson’s $145 million.
According to Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes staff writer it was Elizabeth Taylor’s record-breaking auctions through Christie’s that gave her the top spot in Forbes’ annual list of dead-earnings celebrities.
Forbes analyzed their earnings for a year starting in October 2011, the 13 of them raked in a total of $532.5 million.

1. Elizabeth Taylor-$210 Million

2. Michael Jackson-$145 Million

3. Elvis Presley-$55 Million

4. Charles Schulz-$37 Million

5. Bob Marley-$17 Million

6. John Lennon-$12 Million

7. Marilyn Monroe-$10 Million

7. Albert Einstein-$10 Million

9. Dr. Seuss-$9 Million

10. Steve McQueen-$8 Million

10 Bettie Page- $8 Million

12. Richard Rogers-$6 Million

13. George Harrison-$5.5 Million


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  1. Briggs Patrick Alexander October 26, 2012 — 11:27 am

    So dead people still make all this amount of money.


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