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MJ Makes The Most Money Beyond The Grave

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michael jackson makes more money than any other celebrity who had died, including Elvis

Sorry, Elvis! You've been bumped!

In the past year, Michael Jackson has made more money posthumously than any other deceased celebrity. In the year since his death, Michael's music and merchandising has made a profit of $275 million, while his documentary This Is It made $250 million.

These numbers put Michael atop the list of the highest-earning dead celebs, surpassing the likes of John Lennon, Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, Peanuts animator Charles Schulz and yes, even the King!

In fact, MJ's earnings were greater than that of the total earnings of a dozen other stars who have passed on, including the four above.

That's pretty good news for the debt collectors who are still sniffing around the Jackson estate. Maybe now the man can have a little peace!

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22 comments to “MJ Makes The Most Money Beyond The Grave”



  1. 1

    Yeah, move on down Elvis, MJ owns you, literally. Fat ass Perez neglected to say that MJ owns Gagme's music along w/ Eminem's and many others, how's that for disrespecting MJ, Eminem? MJ is the God of music and he will forever be number 1. MJ also made more money than Beyawnce, Gagme, Maddonna, and Gay-z combined. MJ, I love you:)



  2. 2

    Those good for nothing money hungrey brothers of him will probably have a celebration hearing this…



  3. 3

    IT AIN'T LIKE HE'S RAKING IT IN PERSONALLY. I'M HOPING HIS KIDS DON'T HAVE TO END UP LIKE HE DID AND THE MONEY IS IN A GOOD TRUST FOR THEM AND THEY'RE BEING RAISED AS PEOPLE AND NOT COMMODITIES. HIS FAMILY SHOULD ALL ROT IN HELL.



  4. 4

    Perez, again, stfu, MJ was out of debt four months after his death, yes, you heard right. MJ's debt is long gone. Bow down and kiss the king, you haters!! MJ is the greatest and I cannot wait until his unreleased music comes out, it will be number 1. Oh yeah, and BTW, MJ is the most searched person ever. Mj, why are you so amazing? Never mind, I know why…………because you're the true KING:)



  5. 5

    That's kind of funny that Michael made more than Elvis since Lisa Marie and her bitchface mother Priscilla have both said that Michael's fascination with Lisa was due to him wanting to be like Elvis! What a load of shit that was…even before his death, Michael was bigger than Elvis. And now that he is gone, he will continue to top Elvis. I like Elvis - the man was a talented singer and good man in life - but he was no Michael Jackson.
    Michael was and is in his own league of superstardom and will continue to shine brightly until the end of forever…
    Rest in peace, Michael…you are sadly missed.



  6. 6

    That's because there are more blood/money suckers on the Jackson side



  7. 7

    Old news. PIGFACE when are you going to stop ripping off from other sites?



  8. 8

    Did they account for the money earned on the child prostitution ring he's running in hell?



  9. 9

    Halloween was Michael's favorite holiday because little boys came to his house in droves



  10. 10

    MJ out earned Gaga, Beyonce, Madonna, and Jay Z combined, wow!!!! And then beating the other 12 dead celebrities combined as well, wow.

    -Michael Jackson earned $275 million this year which makes him the #1 dead celebrity earner.

    -Jackson made more money than the other 12 celebrities on the list COMBINED!

    -Jackson was the #1 earner for ALL actors/singers dead or alive

    -Jackson made more money than Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Madonna COMBINED!

    -Jackson was the 2nd biggest earner in the entire celebrity world, next to Oprah.



  11. 11

    -Michael Jackson earned $275 million this year which makes him the #1 dead celebrity earner.

    -Jackson made more money than the other 12 celebrities on the list COMBINED!

    -Jackson was the #1 earner for ALL actors/singers dead or alive

    -Jackson made more money than Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Madonna COMBINED!

    -Jackson was the 2nd biggest earner in the entire celebrity world, next to Oprah.

    MJ out earned Gaga, Beyonce, Madonna, and Jay Z combined is just unreal! And then beating the other 12 dead celebrities combined as well!!!!!!!!!!



  12. 12

    I am not surprised he was the only original. Elvis ripped off black music…and dance.



  13. 13

    STOP HATING ON THE JACKSON's, stop being gullible, MJ kids are in good hands. R.I.P MJ, you sexy man:)



  14. 14

    duh,it is mj,he was and will always be the best entertainer ever !
    i love him and miss him



  15. 15

    Mj is the greatest entertainer of all time. FUCK THE PRESS, MIKE IS THE BEST! HATERS SHOULD COMMIT SUICIDE!



  16. 16

    Re: bongo – thats a good one!



  17. 17

    "Maybe now the man can have a little peace!"
    Peace, Perez? Michael has been in nothing but peace ever since he left this earth at the hands of Murray. He would be in even more peace if people like YOU would apologize and you know what I'm talking about… You talk about being less of a "bully" and trying to right your wrongs so to speak but even after 16 months your pride won't let you apologize for what you said June 25th 2009 not to mention all the garbage you said before that date. But what you said and did that day was by far thee worst!



  18. 18

    That is the exact reason why he faked his death !



  19. 19

    Of course MJ makes more than John Lennon. He still owns the rights to the Beatles catalog. It has nothing to do with his "greatness" over him.



  20. 20

    [re=5415737]Re: michael jackson



  21. 21

    Re: MJfanatic – sexy man, holy shit!!!!! ah ha



  22. 22

    Woot! xD