Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he’s still earning millions of dollars.
The King of Pop sits atop Forbes’ Top 13 list of highest-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, after raking in $75million during a one year period so far.
Forbes reported Jackson’s earnings are boosted by the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson One, a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog and a new greatest hits album, ‘Scream,’ released in September, among other endeavors.
Two other singers join Jackson in the list’s top five: Elvis Presley comes in fourth having earned $35million and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23million.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer is the second-highest earner, bringing in $40million. Palmer’s posthumous earnings comes, in part, through sales of the AriZona lemonade and ice tea beverage made in his name and his branded apparel line.
‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz took third place on the list, with $38million, thanks to a still lucrative MetLife campaign — which expires in 2019 — as well as other licensing, retail and book sales.
Presley came in at number four on the list, with $35million, improving on 2016’s earnings of $27million. The King’s increased earnings, Forbes noted, were due to two new openings within Graceland: The Guesthouse hotel and Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex.