WASHINGTON: Prince of Pop and King of Rock and Roll, Michael Jackson has been named the world’s top earning dead celebrity of 2014.
He achieved this milestone by crossing Elvis Presley’s income. The music legend earned $140m in just 12 months, which is three time more than Presley who is on the second spot with $55m, according to Forbes.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz came third with $40 million thanks to his characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
Elizabeth Taylor came in at fourth with $25 million, mainly due to a best-selling perfume and her old movies.
Raggae favourite Bob Marley was fifth with an estimated $20 million in earnings thanks to his bonce featuring on bags, T-shirts and even a line of fruit-flavored drinks.