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Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity

Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity

Oct 23 2013, 5:26pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity of the year. The estate of the late 'Thriller' singer, who died from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, amassed $160 million in 12...

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Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity

Oct 23 2013, 5:26pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity of the year.

The estate of the late 'Thriller' singer, who died from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009, amassed $160 million in 12 months, as a result of the two successful Cirque du Soleil shows, 'Michael Jackson ONE' and 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour,' based on his back catalogue of hits.

The earnings put him at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities.

The King of Pop took the crown back from his close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who slipped to fourth place as her estate earned $25 million.

According to the publication, Elvis Presley's estate brought in an estimated $55 million in posthumous earnings, putting him in second place.

Cartoonist Charles Schulz, who created the 'Peanuts' comic strip, moved up one spot to third place on the Forbes list - which analyses dead celebrities' earnings between June 2012 and June 2013 - after amassing $37 million.

Reggae star Bob Marley rounded out to top five with $18 million.

Others in the top 12 include Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee, as well as newcomer Jenni Rivera.

The estate of the late Mexican singer, who died in a plane crash in 2012, earned $7 million.

Full list of Forbes magazine's Top-Earning Dead Celebrities:

1. Michael Jackson ($160 million)

2. Elvis Presley ($55 million)

3. Charles Schulz ($37 million)

4. Dame Elizabeth Taylor ($25 million)

5. Bob Marley ($18 million)

6. Marilyn Monroe ($15 million)

7. John Lennon ($12 million)

8. Albert Einstein ($10 million)

9. Bettie Page ($10 million)

10. Theodor Geisel ($9 million)

11. Steve McQueen ($9 million)

12. Bruce Lee ($7 million)

12. Jenni Rivera ($7 million)

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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Janet Jackson Surfaces In Dubai For The First Time In A Year And A Half

Nov 4 2014 2:49pm CST | Source: Pink is the New Blog

On Hallowe’en Day we learned that Beyoncé dressed up as Janet Jackson circa the Rhythm Nation 1814 era (with Blue Ivy dressed as Beat It era Michael Jackson) and as if by some act of the gods, Janet herself made a rare public appearance that ...
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For The Stans: Beyonce Shares More Photos Of Hubby Hov As Jean-Michel Basquiat And Baby Blue As Michael Jackson On Halloween

Nov 4 2014 1:25pm CST | Source: Bossip.com

Look at wittle Blue Blue! Beyonce’s Halloween Photos After already sharing photos of her family looking ultra cultured for their Halloween festivities, Beyonce updated her Tumblr with more precious pics. As previously reported Baddie Bey dressed as Frida Kahlo for the occasion while Jay Z and Blue were both Jean-Michel Basquiat.   Later on Bey and Blue dressed up as a Rhythm Nation Janet and Michael Jackson…   and Blue posed for the camera while wea ...
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Nov 4 2014 9:41am CST | Source: Perez Hilton

We don't know if Beyoncé is really planning on dropping another secret album soon, but we do know about her not-so-secret one! [ Photos: Beyoncé & Blue Go As Janet & Michael Jackson For Halloween! ] On November 24th, Queen Bey will make your holiday dreams come true with the Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set! The collector's edition includes: -a CD version of the self-titled album, complete wit ...
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Beyonce to Release Platinum Box Set, Two New Songs

Nov 4 2014 9:36am CST | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

About a year of shocking the music world by releasing an unannounced new album, Beyonce will NOT be repeating that awesome move in time for the 2014 holiday season. But the superstar will be re-releasing the self-titled album as a Platinum Edition Box Set. Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records have confirmed that the special CDs will feature two new tracks - “7/11″ and “Ring Off” - along with four remixes of previously released material. These sing ...
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Beyonce isn’t doing a ‘surprise album,’ she’s dropping a surprise mega-box set

Nov 4 2014 8:40am CST | Source: Celebitchy.com

Here are some photos of Beyonce out and about last week, pretending like the baby bangs never happened. Beyonce’s wig situation is interesting, but I’ll save that conversation for another day. Soon after these photos were taken, Beyonce dressed up as Janet Jackson for Halloween. Blue Ivy was Michael Jackson, circa the Rhythm Nation era (God, I loved that era). Then Beyonce dressed up as a sad Frida Kahlo for a second Halloween party – go here to see some pho ...
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Silencing The Victim? Michael Jackson Lawyers Ask Judge To Limit Questions About Anal Rape In Wade Robson Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Nov 3 2014 4:10pm CST | Source: Radar Online

Lawyers for Michael Jackson and Wade Robson will face off in a Los Angeles court Thursday, RadarOnline.com has learned, over what questions representatives for the late pop icon must answer about alleged sex activities between Jackson and Robson. Robson previously filed court documents asking the estate to admit that Jackson was guilty of “putting his hand over Robson’s clothed penis,” “putting hi ...
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Watch Beyoncé, Jay Z And Blue Ivy Dance And Party At NYC's Halloween Parade

Nov 3 2014 2:08pm CST | Source: OKMagazine.com

The Carters braved the Halloween night madness to attend a party in the middle of New York City’s famed Halloween parade. PHOTOS: Bangs Begone! Beyoncé’s Most Hated Hairstyles Ever Beyoncé, Jay Z and Blue Ivy were spotted dancing and socializing at Charlie Bird in NYC’s West Village as thousands of parade-goers surrounded them. Bey was dressed as Frida Kahlo while Hov opted to go as Jean-Michel Basquiat. And the always adorable Blue Ivy stole the ...
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Heidi Klum Takes Times Square by Storm as a Beautiful Butterfly + More of What You Missed on Instagram

Nov 3 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery Celebrities took Halloween to another level this year, sharing photos of their creative costumes on Instagram. Heidi Klum bugged out in a gorgeous butterfly costume while Kaley Cuoco went the funny route and spoofed on again, off again lovers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez with her husband Ryan Sweeting. Mother-daughter duo Beyoncé and Blue Iv ...
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Beyonce Had Not One But TWO Fabulous Costumes For Halloween! Bey's Frida Kahlo Look Will Leave You In Awe!

Nov 3 2014 9:47am CST | Source: PerezHilton

If you thought Beyoncé's Janet Jackson costume was to die for, you'll absolutely love her second look as the late painter Frida Kahlo. Last week, Bey channeled her inner Frida for an artist themed Halloween party at Charlie Bird in New York City. [ Related: Beyoncé & Blue Go As Janet & Michael Jackson For Halloween! ] Though Queen B didn't replicate Frida's famous unibrow, she did a fantastic job of emulating the feminist ...
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Tardy For The Party: Lauryn Hill Shows Up 45 Minutes Late To Voodoo Festival In New Orleans Two Days In A Row!

Nov 3 2014 8:16am CST | Source: Bossip.com

Why do people keep booking her?? Lauryn Hill Shows Up 45 Minutes Late For Voodoo Festival In New Orleans Via Billboard reports: There were multiple roller-coaster rides at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans on Saturday (Nov. 1), but none compared to the emotional ride that Lauryn Hill fans endured during the evening. The singer was 45 minutes late to her performance — twice. First, for her original performance and then, after being forced off stage, four hours later on a smaller stage. Hill ...
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