Michael Jackson topped the list of wealthiest dead

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Singer Michael Jackson topped the list of wealthiest dead celebrities, who annually makes the magazine Forbes.

For the year album sales Jackson, income from a film-concert “This Is It”, the show Cirque du Soleil, copyrights and fees for use of the name the singer brought his heirs $ 275 million.

In a similar list published by Forbes in 2009, several months after the sudden death of Jackson, the singer took the third spot with the postmortem income of $ 90 million.

In second place in the list of richest dead celebrities, Elvis Presley is set. “King of Rock and Roll” – a permanent participant of such ratings Forbes, repeatedly took them the first line. In 2010, according to estimates of experts of the journal, Presley’s “earned” for their heirs $ 60 million.

The third line has won the author of “The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien with $ 50 million post-mortem income. The fourth was Charles Schultz – author of comic “Peanuts” on Snoop dog and its owner Charlie Brown – with 33 million dollars. Closes the five richest dead John Lennon with 17 million dollars. Tolkien, Schultz and Lennon also not the first time fall into the list of celebrities whose name and musical legacy continues to be profitable and after their death.

New entrants to the list of wealthiest dead in 2010 were ex-baseball team owner George Steinbrenner Yankees (George Steinbrenner), who finished 9 th place with $ 8 million, and the Swedish writer, Stieg Larsson, the author of popular detective trilogy “Millennium”. Larsson with a $ 18 million after-death income is set at 6 position.

Other parties a list of 13 names were: author of children’s fairy tales Zyus Doctor (real name: Giselle Theodore (Theodor Geisel) – 7 th place $ 11 million, Albert Einstein – 8 th place $ 10 million, the author of musicals by Richard Rodgers (Richard Rodgers) – 10 th place $ 7 million; musician Jimi Hendrix and actor Steve McQueen Section 11 th place with an income of $ 6 million, television producer Aaron Spelling – 12 th place $ 5 million.

The leader of last year’s ranking – the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent – this time among the richest dead missed.
P.S. in 2009 the heirs of Saint-Laurent received about $ 300 million, mainly due to sale of the collection belonging to his art.

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