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Michael Jackson

Top-Earning Dead Guy

... In Hollywood

10/23/2013 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jackson is KILLING IT in the graveyard ... making more money than any other dead celebrity in Hollywood, including Liz Taylor and Elvis, this according to Forbes.

The mag just released its annual list of top-earning dead celebrities ... and this year, MJ took back the crown from his good friend and fellow dead-person Liz Taylor, last year's top-earner.

Here's the breakdown according to the mag:

1) Michael Jackson, $160 million
2) Elvis, $55 million
3) Charles Schulz, $37 million
4) Liz Taylor, $25 million
5) Bob Marley, $18 million

MJ was #2 last year, but two successful Jacko-inspired Cirque du Soleil shows have shot the King of Pop back to the top.

Besides Liz Taylor's drop, the rest of the list contains the usual suspects ... Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee ... but there is one notable new name -- Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash back in 2012.

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jojj    

And this is still not enough money for Mama Jackson?????

260 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Pedophile.

260 days ago
3.

Knock Biebers Face In. lil Puke    

That is awesome.. I wonder what he gonna do with all his fat stacks? He should call Xibit and have him Pimp that coffin.. He could put in a hot tub, maybe run some cable to that hole so MJ can watch TMZ. Sunroof anyone??? Ya baby!

260 days ago
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vivajeffvegas    

Liz Taylor is dead?

260 days ago
5.

taylor    

eww.. this child molester again.. die!

260 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Jemaine Jackson $0

260 days ago
7.

Hannah231    

MJs estate also earned more than any living celebrity :)

260 days ago
8.

agagfgda    

eww , die! child molester

260 days ago
9.

kitae    

booo child molester

260 days ago
10.

Sandra     

I am sure Jermaine and the other losers are happy that Michael continues to provide the money they expect!!!

260 days ago
11.

keepnit4real    

Michael Jackson is worth more dead than alive yet his greedy ass family is still looking for more money disgusting and sad all of them need to GET A JOB!!! Because in life Michael couldn't stand his family cause he knew they were leeches and wouldn't give them s**t but know that he's dead all of them have there hands out holding his kids hostage because they know that without them none of them will be able to eat sad sad sad for real

260 days ago
12.

INTHEZONE    

how is einstein still making money??

260 days ago
13.

HumanNature    

ELVIS "RULES"!!!

260 days ago
14.

Phreaky    

And it KILLS his leech-sucking parasite relatives to hear this, because 1. they tried their hardest to say the lawyers in charge of his estate were incompetent and should be fired and the job should be left to them, which would have been a disaster, and 2. they money is being earned for his children, and NOT THEM.
Get a job, Jermaine.

260 days ago
15.

Myna    

Micheal Jackson truly ROCKS! He even rocks from the grave. Take that HATERS!

260 days ago
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