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Michael Jackson is the highest paid dead celebrity

  • Michael Jackson is the highest-paid dead celebrity on Forbes again. Reports suggest that he made $160M over the past one year and the top-earning living celebrity Madonna made only $125M. 

    Forbes reports that most of Jackson's earnings come from the Cirque du Soleil shows namely, 'Immortal' and 'One.'

    The pop singer took this spot from Elizabeth Taylor, who is on the No. 4 position this year. 

    Jenni Rivera is the newest entry on the list; she made $7M by selling 880,000 since her death in a plane crash last year. 

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