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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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​Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Made This AH-Mazing Duet That Is Unforgettable!

Sep 20 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We miss them so much! Michael Jackson and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury may be gone but they are far from forgotten, and their legend lives on through their music! Luckily, these men had a HUGE body of work, which included some unreleased songs they did together! So, the remaining members of Queen decided to cash in on this one, There Must Be More to Life Than This, and cleaned it up so we can al ...
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Bill Cosby's Huge, Complicated Post-'Cosby Show' Legacy

Sep 20 2014 4:13am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Sept. 20 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of The Cosby Show, the wildly successful sitcom starring Bill Cosby. Depending on whom you ask, that show can be credited with recasting the popular image of black family life, saving the flailing NBC network, or resurrecting the sitcom format itself. In the 1980s, Bill Cosby became one of the biggest non-Michael Jackson figures in American pop culture. It's wild when you think about it: Just 16 years after Martin Luther K ...
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New Michael Jackson/Queen song released: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This'

Sep 19 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

File: Queen's Freddie Mercury has his mustache groomed. ; Credit: Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images The new Queen compilation "Queen Forever" includes three previously unreleased tracks, but the one that has people talking is a collaboration between two legends: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. The new song, "There Must Be More to Life Than This," was an unfinished track ...
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Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

Sep 19 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

"There Must Be More to Life Than This" is one of three unreleased tracks on upcoming compilation 'Queen Forever'Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson - on their upcoming compilation album Queen Forever, which hits shelves on November 10th. The song was wri ...
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Listen to Queen’s ’80s Collaboration with Michael Jackson, ‘There Must Be More to Life Than This’

Sep 19 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

A day after news of their Killer Queen vodka broke, Queen have announced a string of other non-liquor releases this year. The band has a new anthology on the way, which includes three unreleased tracks with late frontman Freddie Mercury. One of those tracks is an early ’80s collaboration between Mercury and Michael Jackson. The song was initially released in 1985 as a Mercury solo track on Mr. Bad Guy but the remastered version by William Orbit featuring Michael Jackson premier ...
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Michael Jackson’s Son Prince Has Found His Princess! Smitten Teen Gives Ring To His Prep School Girlfriend Nikita Bess

Sep 19 2014 5:53am CDT | Source: Radar Online

The late pop legend Michael Jackson’s son Prince Jackson has fallen so hard for his girlfriend Nikita Bess that he’s given her a ring, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. “Prince and Nikita have only been together since January, but he’s already fallen head-over-heels for her,” said a source at the private Sherman Oaks, Calif. prep school called The Buckley School, where the two are classmates. “He has even given her a promise ring beca ...
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Queen To Release 'New' Freddie Mercury Recordings

Sep 19 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Clash Music

‘Queen Forever’ coming in November…British rock royalty Queen will release a new album in November, ‘Queen Forever’. Fair enough, so what, and so on. But there’s a twist: this new LP will feature never-before-heard Freddie Mercury vocals. Got your attention now, right? Due out on November 10th via Virgin, the album will contain three tracks with ‘new’ Mercury vocals, alongside a collaboration with another late pop ic ...
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Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson Singles, Ranked

Sep 18 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Gawker

Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson were born within three months of each other in the middle of 1958. (Kate Bush was also born during this time period.) During the '80s, they redefined the way we consume pop music, and the cults they spawned predicted the rabid fandom that we see around most current pop superstars. Ranking their singles together just made sense, as both a critical exercise and an expression ...
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Episode 569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie

Sep 17 2014 6:22pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Alex Blumberg is starting a business, a podcasting business. He's recording himself as he starts the company, and he's making a podcast about starting his podcasting company. Meta, right? But starting a business can be lonely. Alex wants a partner to share in the stress and the risk. Potential investors say they'd prefer to bet on a team, too. Today on the show, Alex searches for a bus ...
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‘Insanely Jealous’ Michael Jackson Almost Drove Niece To Death After Ending Her Relationship With Wade Robson, Family Insider Says – ‘Michael Was The Puppet Master!’

Sep 17 2014 6:27am CDT | Source: Radar Online

“Wacko Jacko” allegedly has struck again. An “insanely jealous” Michael Jackson once destroyed a hot-and-heavy romance between one of his nieces and Wade Robson, the man who has accused the “Thriller” singer of sexually molesting him when he was a child, The National ENQUIRER is reporting. Family members of Jackson’s then-teenage niece say that her breakup with Robson was so traumatic that she nearly ...
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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...

Filed under: news

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47 weeks ago

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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​Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Made This AH-Mazing Duet That Is Unforgettable!

Sep 20 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We miss them so much! Michael Jackson and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury may be gone but they are far from forgotten, and their legend lives on through their music! Luckily, these men had a HUGE body of work, which included some unreleased songs they did together! So, the remaining members of Queen decided to cash in on this one, There Must Be More to Life Than This, and cleaned it up so we can al ...
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Bill Cosby's Huge, Complicated Post-'Cosby Show' Legacy

Sep 20 2014 4:13am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

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New Michael Jackson/Queen song released: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This'

Sep 19 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

File: Queen's Freddie Mercury has his mustache groomed. ; Credit: Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images The new Queen compilation "Queen Forever" includes three previously unreleased tracks, but the one that has people talking is a collaboration between two legends: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. The new song, "There Must Be More to Life Than This," was an unfinished track ...
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2 days ago

Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

Sep 19 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

"There Must Be More to Life Than This" is one of three unreleased tracks on upcoming compilation 'Queen Forever'Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson - on their upcoming compilation album Queen Forever, which hits shelves on November 10th. The song was wri ...
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2 days ago

Listen to Queen’s ’80s Collaboration with Michael Jackson, ‘There Must Be More to Life Than This’

Sep 19 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

A day after news of their Killer Queen vodka broke, Queen have announced a string of other non-liquor releases this year. The band has a new anthology on the way, which includes three unreleased tracks with late frontman Freddie Mercury. One of those tracks is an early ’80s collaboration between Mercury and Michael Jackson. The song was initially released in 1985 as a Mercury solo track on Mr. Bad Guy but the remastered version by William Orbit featuring Michael Jackson premier ...
Source: Fresh 102.7   Full article at: Fresh 102.7
 

 
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Michael Jackson’s Son Prince Has Found His Princess! Smitten Teen Gives Ring To His Prep School Girlfriend Nikita Bess

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The late pop legend Michael Jackson’s son Prince Jackson has fallen so hard for his girlfriend Nikita Bess that he’s given her a ring, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. “Prince and Nikita have only been together since January, but he’s already fallen head-over-heels for her,” said a source at the private Sherman Oaks, Calif. prep school called The Buckley School, where the two are classmates. “He has even given her a promise ring beca ...
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Queen To Release 'New' Freddie Mercury Recordings

Sep 19 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Clash Music

‘Queen Forever’ coming in November…British rock royalty Queen will release a new album in November, ‘Queen Forever’. Fair enough, so what, and so on. But there’s a twist: this new LP will feature never-before-heard Freddie Mercury vocals. Got your attention now, right? Due out on November 10th via Virgin, the album will contain three tracks with ‘new’ Mercury vocals, alongside a collaboration with another late pop ic ...
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Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson Singles, Ranked

Sep 18 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Gawker

Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson were born within three months of each other in the middle of 1958. (Kate Bush was also born during this time period.) During the '80s, they redefined the way we consume pop music, and the cults they spawned predicted the rabid fandom that we see around most current pop superstars. Ranking their singles together just made sense, as both a critical exercise and an expression ...
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Episode 569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie

Sep 17 2014 6:22pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Alex Blumberg is starting a business, a podcasting business. He's recording himself as he starts the company, and he's making a podcast about starting his podcasting company. Meta, right? But starting a business can be lonely. Alex wants a partner to share in the stress and the risk. Potential investors say they'd prefer to bet on a team, too. Today on the show, Alex searches for a bus ...
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‘Insanely Jealous’ Michael Jackson Almost Drove Niece To Death After Ending Her Relationship With Wade Robson, Family Insider Says – ‘Michael Was The Puppet Master!’

Sep 17 2014 6:27am CDT | Source: Radar Online

“Wacko Jacko” allegedly has struck again. An “insanely jealous” Michael Jackson once destroyed a hot-and-heavy romance between one of his nieces and Wade Robson, the man who has accused the “Thriller” singer of sexually molesting him when he was a child, The National ENQUIRER is reporting. Family members of Jackson’s then-teenage niece say that her breakup with Robson was so traumatic that she nearly ...
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