Richest Dead Celebrity Earners


1. Michael Jackson – $115 million

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the financial story that unfolded was nothing short of a “Thriller” — the King of Pop’s estate has since pulled in more than $1 billion pretax, enough to pay off Jackson’s personal debts and then some. This year he again leads our Halloween-spooky list of top-earning dead celebrities, easily besting the likes of Elvis and Einstein. Read on to see the full list of 13.