Michael Jackson Claims Highest-Paid Dead Celebrity Title for Sixth Consecutive Year
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Earning more than $399 million over the past year, the late King of Pop has again eclipsed Elvis Presley and Bob Marley in the 2018 list compiled by Forbes magazine.

AceShowbiz - Michael Jackson has topped the dead celebrities rich list for a sixth year in a row.

The King of Pop, who died in 2009, remains the top-earning star beyond the grave, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to a $399 million (£313 million) windfall over the past year.

The "Thriller" star has now made £1.8 billion in the nine years since his death.

Elvis Presley, the father of Jackson's former wife Lisa Marie Presley, comes in second on the 2018 dead celebrities rich list with $39.5 million (£31 million), while golfer Arnold Palmer is third.

"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz and reggae star Bob Marley round out the top five, while author Dr. Seuss, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his number one pin-up Marilyn Monroe, Prince and John Lennon complete the top 10.

Meanwhile, rapper XXXTENTACION, who was shot and killed outside a Florida motorcycle dealership this summer, just misses out on a spot in the top 10, coming in at 11 on the new Forbes list.

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