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Michael Jackson Is The Highest Paid Deceased Celeb

Reported By @KlearJ
The King Of Pop is the official King Of Music. Michael Jackson is the highest paid deceased celebrities according to Forbes List of 2013. On top of that, he has out earned every living entertainer as well.

Checking back with Forbes, we've learned that Jackson made $160 million over the past year beating Madonna’s $125 million over all living performers. He has more than doubled the earnings of the second dead celebrity, Elvis Presley, who earned $55 million for his estate.

Majority of the earnings have come from two Cirque du Soleil shows based on his music. The Immortal World Tour that reportedly grossed $300 million and One is a huge hit at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Other earnings also come from his extensive musical catalog and from his publishing ownership of The Beatles and other music.

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