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KING OF POP #1 EARNER AMONG
DEAD CELEBS

Michael Jackson tops Forbes’ annual list of dead celebrities, having taken in a cool $48m during the 12-month period ending 10/1/20. “Jackson’s Mijac Music catalog, which includes tunes by Elvis and Aretha Franklin, and a long-term deal with Sony, account for more than 70% of his earnings,” reads the explanatory copy.

MJ’s tally is $15m greater than that of runner-up Dr. Seuss. Kudos to estate co-executor John Branca, who dropped a very large dime once again on behalf of his late client.

No fewer than eight of the 13 dead celebs listed come from the musical universe, as you’ll see immediately below.

  1. Michael Jackson ($48m)
  2. Dr. Seuss ($33m)
  3. Charles M. Schultz ($32.5m)
  4. Arnold Palmer ($25m)
  5. Elvis Presley ($23m)
  6. Kobe Bryant ($20m)
  7. Juice WRLD ($15m)
  8. Bob Marley ($14m)
  9. John Lennon ($13m)
  10. Prince ($10m)
  11. Freddie Mercury ($9m)
  12. George Harrison ($8.5m)
  13. Marilyn Monroe ($8m)
REVENUE CHART:
FAST FORWARD
The Sony side of the street (8/5a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The lifeblood of the biz is pumping. (8/5a)
OLIVIA INKS WITH SONY PUB
Big score (8/5a)
THE HAPPIEST TOP 20
Billie's back...on her own terms. (8/5a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
CAVEAT EMPTOR
Vaxx mandate gains steam. (8/5a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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