LONDON - It’s been ten years since the king of pop passed away, yet he continues to generate millions of dollars. In a list released by Forbes, Jackson is the number one dead celebrity when it comes to generating revenue for the fifth consecutive year.
According to Forbes, Michael Jackson generated $75 million which was boosted by the release of a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalogue.
Second on the list is golf legend Arnold Palmer who generated $40 million. The creator of the Peanuts franchise, Charles Schulz ranks third with $38 million.
The list also includes Elvis Presley who ranks fourth with $35 million and Bob Marley who ranks fifth with $23 million.