Nipsey Hussle, Michael Jackson And XXXTentacion Rank Among Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities
Forbes has released their rankings of top earners among celebrities who have passed away.
Measuring the period between October 2018 and October 2019, Michael Jackson lands at No. 1 on the financial magazine’s list, raking in $60 million in pretax income.
This is the seventh consecutive year the King of Pop has earned the top spot.
Other notable names include Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion. Since he maintained the rights to his masters and accumulated 2 billion streams during the year-long period, Hussle was able to earn $11 million to round out the top 10. XXXTentacion was a spot behind coming in at number 11, raking in $10 million.
Prince’s estate also made the list, earning $12 million and placing ninth the same week as the release of his memoir, The Beautiful One.
See the full top posthumous earners list below.
Michael Jackson $60 million
Elvis Presley $39 million
Charles Schulz $38 million
Arnold Palmer $30 million
Bob Marley $20 million
Dr. Seuss $19 million
John Lennon $14 million
Marilyn Monroe $13 million
Prince $12 million
Nipsey Hussle $11 million
XXXTentacion $10 million