Top-earning dead celebrities

The highest-earning celebrities no longer with us. [9 photos total]

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1: Michael Jackson is the highest-earning dead celebrity of 2016. The sale in March of Jackson's half of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog for $750 million helped him top Forbes' annual list, and his total pretax earnings of $825 million ranks as the largest earnings this year by any celebrity dead or alive. (REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger) #
2: Creator of the comic strip characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang, Charles Schulz earned $48 million. (REUTERS/File) #
3: Four-time Masters golf champion Arnold Palmer earned $40 million. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #
4: Elvis Presley earned $27 million. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #
5: Prince earned $25 million. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #
6: Bob Marley earned $21 million. (REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon) #
7: Dr. Seuss author Theodor Geisel earned $20 million. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #
8: John Lennon earned $12 million. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) #
9: Albert Einstein earned $11.5 million. (REUTERS/File) #

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