Monday, March 25, 2019

Some Dead Celebs Still Making Huge Amounts of Money

Infographic: These Celebrities Earn More Dead Than Most do Alive | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista by  Niall McCarthy

An Australian radio network has joined three in Canada and two in New Zealand in boycotting Michael Jackson's music.

The move comes after fresh allegations of child sexual abuse were brought to light in the first part of "Finding Neverland", a HBO documentary broadcast last Sunday. Jackson was dubbed the "King of Pop" and he sold around 350 million records worldwide while his 1982 album Thriller remains the best selling album ever released.

Even though he died nearly ten years ago, Jackson's estate is still making huge amounts of money. According to Forbes' most recent list of the highest posthumous earners, the late singer raked in a whopping $400 million between Oct 1, 2017 and Oct 1, 2018. The second highest-earning dead celebrity over the same period was Elvis who "only" made $40 million. Arnold Palmer came in third with $35 million. It will be interesting to see if the latest allegations dent Jackson's posthumous earnings over the coming year.

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