American singer Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, set a new financial record for the artists — as died and alive according to Forbes. From mid-2015 to mid-2016, he earned 825 million dollars.
Most of this amount — $ 750 million — accounted income from the sale of the rights to half of the catalogue of Beatles songs owned by Jackson. The transaction took place in March.
Forbes published the list of most profitable dead celebrities Jackson for the fourth consecutive year took first place. In second place — artist Charles Schultz, author of Peanuts comics about the adventures of a boy Charlie brown and his dog Snoopy. In this comic, which is considered one of the most popular in the world, it has also produced an animated series. Schulz died in 2000. His income for last year totaled $ 48 million.
the Third place golfer Arnold Palmer ($ 40 million). He died in September 2016.
The list also got a recently deceased musicians Prince (fifth place and an income of $ 25 million) and David Bowie ($ 10.5 million and 11-e a place).
Amongst the most profitable dead celebrity is an American children’s writer and cartoonist Theodor seuss Geisel also known as Dr. seuss (20 million and seventh place), physicist albert Einstein ($ 11.5 million and ninth place) and the model Bettie page (11 million, and tenth place).