Michael Jackson is officially the third highest earning deceased celebrity, surpassing icons including Elvis and John Lennon. According to Forbes, Jackson earned $90 million this year, despite only being deceased four months — surpassing Elvis Presley’s earnings of $55 million since death this year. Jackson is only topped by Yves Saint Laurent (designer), who has earned roughly $350 million and Rodgers & Hammerstein ($235 million).
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