News October 25, 2011
Forbes 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities' List
For the second year in a row, Michael Jackson tops Forbes annual list of the "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities," with $170 million, enough to make him the second highest-earning pop act over the past year, dead or alive, after U2.
Cirque du Soleil has been a big factor in adding to the big bucks bottom line for dead pop stars. The Cirque show "Viva Elvis" helped Elvis Presley rank second on the list with $55 million, as did "The Beatles Love," which launched John Lennon to fifth place with $12 million.
Here are the top 10 dead celebs, who earned millions between October 2010 and October 2011.