TOP EARNING DEAD CELEBRITIES

Forbes.com have put out an annual list of ‘The 13 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities’ to celebrate Halloween . . . and once again this year, MICHAEL JACKSON is #1.  He’s topped the list in seven of the nine years since his death in 2009.

Here’s this year’s Top 13 . . . along with their estimated earnings over the past 12 months:

1.  Michael Jackson, $75 million.  Dead since 2009.

2. (TIE) Arnold Palmer, $40 million.  Dead since September of last year.

2.  (TIE) “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz, $40 million.  Dead since 2000.

4.  Elvis Presley, $35 million.  Dead since 1977

5.  Bob Marley, $23 million.  Dead since 1981.

6.  Tom Petty, $20 million.  Dead since . . . four weeks ago.  Obviously, he made almost all of this money while he was still alive.  And apparently, that’s cool.

7.  Prince, $18 million.  Dead since April of last year.

8.  Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, $16 million.  Dead since 1991.

9.  John Lennon, $12 million.  Dead since 1980.

10.  Albert Einstein, $10 million.  Dead since 1955.

11.  David Bowie, $9.5 million.  Dead since January of last year.

12.  Elizabeth Taylor, $8 million.  Dead since 2011.

13.  Bettie Page, $7.5 million.  Dead since 2008.

The celebrities that just missed the Top 13 are . . . Muhammad AliSteve McQueenCarrie FisherFrank SinatraBruce LeePaul WalkerMarilyn Monroe, and James Dean.