Late fashion king YVES SAINT LAURENT has beaten out Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley as the top-earning dead celebrity on finance magazine Forbes' latest macabre rich list.
The designer made an estimated $350 million (GBP219 million) in the last year, while Jackson debuts at three on the new list, earning a staggering $90 million (GBP56 million) in the three months since his death in June (09).
Presley, a regular at the top of the list, slips to fourth with dead earnings of $55 million (GBP34 million) in the past 12 months.
The top 10 rich dead celebrities on the new list are:
1. Yves Saint Laurent
2. Rodgers & Hammerstein
3. Michael Jackson
4. Elvis Presley
5. J.R.R. Tolkein
6. Charles Schulz
7. John Lennon & Dr. Seuss
9. Albert Einstein
10. Michael Crichton