NEW YORK, October 13. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Singer Michael Jackson by a large margin topped the annual ranking of famous people, which even after death continue to “earn” money. A rating published by the magazine Forbes.
according to the magazine’s staff, the fruits of labor “king of pop” died in 2009, and the operations belonged to him property brought to his or her heirs for the 12 months that ended on October 1 this year, a total of $ 825 million . Most of this amount – $ 750 million – came in the proceeds from the sale of shares of the Jackson in one of the world’s largest record company Sony/ATV. The singer is in first place in the ranking for the fourth time in a row.
In second place in the list of deceased in 2000 by the American cartoonist Charles Schulz, who, in particular, was the author of the popular comic called Peanuts. “Earnings” Schulz made during the reporting period of $ 48 million . The main part were obtained thanks to the implementation of the rights to use the artist created the characters.
Third place was taken by Pro golfer Arnold Palmer, who died in September of this year. The result is $ 40 million . The money for the most part were received due to the sale of rights to invented a drink consisting of lemonade and iced tea, as well as other intellectual property.
Fourth in the ranking was Elvis Presley who died in 1977. He “earned” $ 27 million . Decades after the death of musician fans still buy CDs with his songs, merchandise with his image and attend to his estate “Graceland” in Memphis (Tennessee). Only a little lost to “the king of rock-n-roll” died in April of this year, singer and composer Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince. Its income mainly from the sale of albums was $ 25 million .
the list also included deceased in 1981, musician Bob Marley ($ 21 million ), and singer David Bowie, who passed away in January of this year ($ 10.5 million ).