Michael Jackson is top earning dead celebrity

The involuntary-manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson continues in Los Angeles and the dead pop-star still tops a Forbes list of earnings by dead celebrities

1st November, 2011
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The involuntary-manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson continues in Los Angeles but the dead pop-star is still managing to top the charts, or one chart at least.

Jackson is, by a long way, the top earning dead celebrity of 2011, according to Forbes.com. Jackson’s estate has earned $170 million so far this year. In second place, on $55 million, is another icon of the music world, Elvis Presley. He is followed by Marilyn Monroe and cartoonist...

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