Michael Jackson Makes £411m Since Death

24 June 2014, 15:14 | Updated: 24 June 2014, 17:06

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Michael Jackson's estate is making more money five years after his death than he was at the prime of his career, says author of book Michael Jackson Inc.

Tomorrow (June 25) marks the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death but it's been claimed that the King Of Pop’s financial state continues to grow.

When he died in 2009, Jackson was struggling to avoid bankruptcy and had been in rehearsals for a series of comeback shows he hoped would get him out of financial trouble.  

But five years on, the Michael Jackson Estate - which runs his affairs on behalf of Jackson's mother and three children - has earned over £411million ($700m), according to a new book about the singer's business empire.

"Michael Jackson is making more money now, five years after his death, than he had been since the prime of his career," Zack Greenburg, author of Michael Jackson Inc., told AFP.

Jackson recently ‘performed’ on stage at the Billboard Awards – as a hologram. Watch the performance below: