Late singer Michael Jackson has been named the top-earning dead celebrity for 2013, by Forbes Magazine.
The administrators of the King of Pop’s estate have brought in an estimated $160 million in the past year, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to deals with Cirque du Soleil and recorded music sales.
Jackson beats Elvis Presley, whose daughter Lisa-Marie was once the pop star’s wife, and Peanuts cartoonist Charles M Schulz, who comes in third with a $37 million fortune.
Elizabeth Taylor and reggae star Bob Marley round out the top five.
Ironically, Jackson topped the very much alive Madonna on the pop fortune list – the Material Girl singer was named the top earner on the 2013 celebrity 100 list, with $125 million in earnings.