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16 October 2014, 08:56
The King of Pop has topped the list once again with $140 million in earnings.
Michael Jackson has been named the world's top earning dead celebrity of 2014.
The King of Pop's estate has earned $140m so far this year. According to Forbes, Jackson made almost three times as much as Elvis Presley, who made $55 million in earnings over the same 12-month period (still pretty impressive!)
Jackson's estate made the fortune thanks to his second posthumous album release Xscape, which went straight in at number two in the charts. He also ‘appeared’ on stage as a hologram at the Billboard Music Awards.
Elvis got there was on the hologram front though; he already had his own concert tour using the technology in 2012. There are also plans to set up the hologram show in.
Also featuring on the list are Elizabeth Taylor, who earned $25m thanks to her best-selling perfume and Bob Marley came in at fifth with an estimated $20 million.
Forbes compiled the list in conjunction with estate managers, agents, music publishers and other insiders, coming up with estimates of what each estate brought in between October 2013 and October 2014.