Michael Jackson Named Top-Earning Dead Celebrity  

By: Tim Torrance

Forbes released its list of the top-earning dead celebrities this week, and Michael Jackson took the No. 1 spot.

The late pop star made $160 million in the past year, more than two years after his death. Jackson's total makes him the top-earning celebrity overall, beating out Madonna, who brought in the most money for any living celebrity with $125 million in the past year.
A large part of Jackson's posthumous earnings come from the Cirque du Soleil tribute show, "One," which was created in his honor. Jackson's estate also earns money for his music catalogue, music sales, and...