Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Dead Celebrity of 2023 (Full List)

admin November 1, 2023
Updated 2023/11/01 at 3:38 PM
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, the late American singer has been named the world’s highest paid dead celebrity of 2023 by Forbes magazine.

In a 2023 annual list released on Tuesday, Forbes estimated Jackson’s earnings to be $115 million.

This is the first time in 4 years that Jackson has taken the No 1 spot.

Elvis Presley who incidentally is Jackson’s late father in law claimed the second spot with $100 million in earnings.

Some other celebrities who made the top 13 deceased list are; Bob Marley, Prince, John Lennon and Whitney Houston.

The list of top earning deceased celebrities had a total earnings of $470 million in 2023 which is a 70 % drop from that of 2022.
Their earnings was based on their pretax earnings from sales, licensing deals, streams and other sources of income between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.
See the list below:
US singer, Michael Jackson – $115 million
US singer and actor, Elvis Presley – $100 million
US keyboardist, Ray Manzarek – $45 million
US cartoonist, Dr. Seuss – $40 million
US cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz – $30 million
US singer, Prince – $30 million
US singer, Whitney Houston – $30 million
British singer, John Lennon – $22 million
Jamaican singer, Bob Marley – $16 million
US singer, Bing Crosby – $14 million
British singer, George Harrison – $14 million
US golfer, Arnold Palmer – $10 million
US singer, Marilyn Monroe – $10 million

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