Jackson Is Top-earning Dead Celebrity

MICHAEL JACKSON has topped a list of the highest-earning deceased celebrities, making more money in the past year than ELVIS PRESLEY and JOHN LENNON.
The Thriller icon, who died in June last year (09), posthumously pulled in $275 million (£183 million) over the past 12 months with his back catalogue and merchandising deals.
His concert film This Is It, which documented preparations for his ill-fated London stage residency, also made $250 million (£167 million) at the box office.
Jackson's earnings were greater than the total combined earnings of the 12 other dead stars on Forbes magazine's list, including Presley, Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, Peanuts animator Charles Schulz and Beatles legend Lennon, who rounded out the top five respectively.


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MICHAEL JACKSON THE GENIUS, THE MOST HUMANITARIAN, THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF THIS CENTURY, THE BEST FATHER TO HIS THREE CHILDREN, THE MOST LOVED BY HIS FANS, GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN..........
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why does that suprise anyone. He is,was and will always be the best.
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This is pretty much a no brainer. The greatest is always the greatest living or deceased.
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Normal, he s the best fo ever ,we his fans always know this..... Viva the king of kings! Viva Michael !!!
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Way to go Mike! I love you, man! {{{{^_^}}}}
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GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!..............
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Sorry but it's rather disgusting how the media now exclaims Michael's posthumous earnings while continuouly perpetuating nonsense about phantom debts he owed. Not to mention the press torturing him for over 2 decades, putting him in an early grave and now they seem to be watching his estate eerily closely. It's disgusting.
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MICHAEL JACKSON the one and only..............
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The King of Pop, unique, greatest singer, dancer, composer, and all. He will be always the best of all no one can take his place. This is awesome, he did it get over the other legends. He will be always number one in all.
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THERE IS ONLY ONE IN A LIFE TIME AND THAT'S MICHAEL JACKSON
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