Michael Jackson Ranks Number 1 On Forbes List Of Top Earning Late Stars
by Shakiel Mahjouri
Forbes’ 2019 list of top-earning late celebrities boasts names old and new.
The “King of Pop” Michael Jackson topped the list for the seventh consecutive year. The “Thriller” singer made approximately $60 million between October 2018 and October 2019.
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Late rapper Nipsey Hussle ranked number 10 with $11 million. Hussle’s estate had strong earnings from his nearly $2 billion streams between October of last year and this year.
XXXTentacion returned to the list for the second consecutive year, falling just behind Hussle at number 11 with $10 million in earnings.
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Hussle, 33, was killed on March 31 of this year and XXXTentacion, 20, was killed on June 18, 2018. The full list is below:
Michael Jackson, $60 million
Elvis Presley, $39 million
Charles Schulz, $38 million
Arnold Palmer, $30 million
Bob Marley, $20 million
Dr. Seuss, $19 million
John Lennon, $14 million
Marilyn Monroe, $13 million
Prince, $12 million
Nipsey Hussle, $11 million
XXXTentacion, $10 million
Whitney Houston, $9.5 million
George Harrison, $9 million