Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

October 12, 2016 6:19 PM

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Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

Although it’s been nine years since his passing, the King of Pop's lucrative empire only continues to grow, as Michael Jackson earns another No. 1 spot, this time on Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list.

Sony paid the singer $115 million for a 50/50 partnership for Sony/ATV Publishing after Jackson initially bought the Sony/ATV publishing company for $47 million back in 1985 (the equivalent to $160 million today). Earlier this year, Sony bought Jackson's half for $750 million, giving the pop legend ...

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