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Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list
Michael Jackson , the "King of Pop", seen in a March 5, 2009 file photo in London, died from a heart attack in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009. He was 50 years old. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad/File) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.

Coming in at No. 2 on the 2013 roster is rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley with $55 million, followed by Peanuts comic-strip creator Charles Schulz at No. 3 with $37 million, actress Elizabeth Taylor at No. 4 with $25 million and reggae singer Bob Marley at No. 5 with $18 million.

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Rounding out the top tier are actress Marilyn Monroe with $15 million, former Beatles member John Lennon with $12 million, scientist Albert Einstein with $10 million, actress Bettie Page with $10 million and children's book author Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel with $9 million.

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