Even though he's no longer moon-walking among us, that's not stopping the King of Pop from raking in millions.


In 2012, Michael Jackson earned a whopping $160 million. He was followed up by 'King of Rock' Elvis Presley, who comes in at number two with $55 million.

So where is all that money coming from? Forbes estimates that it's mostly part to music sales, his share of the Sony/ATV catalog and two Cirque du Soleil shows. 

Below are the rest who made it on Forbes Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities list:
  1. Michael Jackson $160
  2. Elvis Presley: $55 million
  3. Charles Schultz: $37 million
  4. Elizabeth Taylor: $25 million
  5. Bob Marley: $18 million
  6. Marilyn Monroe: $15 million
  7. John Lennon: $12 million
  8. Albert Einstein: $10 million
  9. Bettie Page: $10 million
  10. Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss): $9 million