Despite being deceased since 2009, Michael Jackson is still raking in the big bucks.

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The king of pop earned $400 million in the past one year, according to Forbes‘ annual ranking of highest-paid dead celebrities.

According to the report, Jackson tops the list courtesy of the sale of his EMI Music Publishing stake.

His Mijac Music catalogue, a Sony record deal and TV special, Michael Jackson’s Halloween, contributed to his earnings.

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Elvis Presley comes second behind Jackson with $40 million in earnings while golf legend Arnold Palmer earned $35 million to nail down the number three spot.

Dr. Seuss, Hugh Hefner, Marilyn Monroe, Prince, John Lennon, XXXTentacion, Muhammad Ali, Bettie Page are also included in the top 13 highest-paid dead celebrities.

Jackson is said to have earned $2.4 billion in earnings since his death.

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In arriving at its figures, Forbes considers pretax earnings from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors.



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