Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked a wave of pain throughout the world, but the fans have opened their wallets to make him highest paid celebrity deaths this year with $ 275 million, Forbes said earned more total Monday.
Jackson combination of 12 other celebrities on the list, Forbes magazine. He ranked third list last year with $ 90 million. Elvis Presley came in second place, earning 60 million U.S. dollars the entrance to his former home, Graceland, now a museum and tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, Cirque de Soleil and licenses more than 200 and offers merchandise.
"Jackson in the first place on our list of dead celebrities better income should not be surprising given the renewed interest in fan of music, videos and all things Michael Jackson," said Forbes writer Lacey Rose.Jackson was 50 when he died at home in Los Angeles on June 25 of last year, shortly before a planned series of concerts back to London.
The singer was left three sons and I million.But its $ 500 million fortune has resulted in his death, mostly from sales records, "This Is It ‘concert film, licensing deals with obligations to release new album , and Cirque du Soleil performing in Las Vegas. "Thanks to the catalog of profit, the sales success of films and albums, the late King of Pop earned more than last year, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Jay-Z," said Rose.
Jackson's doctor, Dr.. Conrad Murray, charged on remand that he is responsible for the deaths of the singer, providing a powerful anesthetic to help newcomers sleep.STEINBRENNER Larsson. "The Lord of the Rings" author JRR Tolkien, whose trilogy of novels was made into films by director Peter Jackson, came in at No. 3 on the Forbes list with earnings of $50 million, while Charles Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, came in fourth with $33 million.
Former Beatle John Lennon, who would have turned 70 this year, ranked No. 5 and Earnings $ 17,000,000. "Many survivors of the icons of our list to offer the market the reputation of a broad cultural appeal and, unlike their counterparts in life, a stable image can not hurt stint in rehab or a tabloid story," Rose said.Presley , Tolkien, Schulz and Lennon appeared in any list of last year, which was top fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is $ 350,000,000, while sales of many of his belongings.
But Saint Laurent has fallen off the list this year with the writer Michael Crichton artist Andy Warhol. Together, Jackson, newcomers to the list this year includes the Yankees baseball team owner George Steinbrenner No. 9 with $ 8,000,000, and the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, who wrote a popular mystery novel in the trilogy that began with Millennium "Girl Dragon Tattoo" Problem 6 $ 18 million. between October 1, 2009 and October 1, 2010 to make this year's list, Forbes said. The magazine spoke to agents, lawyers and other sources to estimate annual gross earnings.