Top Earning Dead Musicians In 2013
It somehow seems appropriate to share Forbes; list of the top earning dead musicians on a day called Black Friday. Almost making the $7 million cut were Richard Rogers and George Harrison, who earned $6 million each and earning just a touch less were Tupac Shakur, Frank Sinatra and Notorious B.I.G.
5. Jenni Rivera ($7 million)
4. John Lennon ($12 million)
3. Bob Marley ($18 million)
2. Elvis Presley ($55 million)
1. Michael Jackson ($160 million)
Forbes figures are based on pretax earnings from October 1st, 2012 through October 1st, 2013. Management and legal expenses were not deducted, and estimates are based on information provided by lawyers, agents and others along with data from Nielsen SoundScan, the RIAA and Pollstar.