Michael Jackson may have died in 2009 but that didn't stop the King of Pop from raking in $825 million this year. Forbes recently released their list of highest-paid deceased stars and Michael topped the list thanks to the sale of Jackson's half of Sony/ATV music publishing catalog, which includes the Beatles music that was valued at $750 million.

Others like John Lennon (who made $12 million USD), Prince (who was able to make $25 million USD), and Elvis Presley (at $27 million USD) also made the list, which you can find below.

  • 10. Bettie Page – $11 million
  • 9. Albert Einstein – $11.5 million
  • 8. John Lennon – $12 million
  • 7. Theador Geiel “Dr. Seuss” – $20 million
  • 6. Bob Marley – $21 million
  • 5. Prince – $25 million
  • 4. Elvis Presley – $27 million
  • 3. Arnold Palmer – $40 million
  • 2. Charles Schulz – $48 million
  • 1. Michael Jackson – $825 million