Michael Jackson tops Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

October 18, 2016 19:22 IST 1 of 9
1: Michael Jackson is the highest-earning dead celebrity of 2016. The sale in March of Jackson's half of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog for $750 million helped him top Forbes' annual list, and his total pretax earnings of $825 million ranks as the largest earnings this year by any celebrity dead or alive. Credit: Reuters