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These are the highest dead paid celebrities in 2018

It’s quite crazy how someone who has died still makes lotsa money. What many people don’t know is that, even if they are dead, their projects still sell.

Forbes has released the list of highest paid dead celebrities of 2018 and the list is quite shocking.

Check it out below;

1. Michael Jackson

$400 million

Musician

Died: June 25, 2009

Age: 50

Cause: Overdose/Homicide

Jackson’s posthumous roll continues, bringing in $287 million recently from the sale of his estate’s stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.

2. Elvis Presley

$40 million

Musician, Actor

Died: August 16, 1977

Age: 42

Cause: Heart Attack

He still moves more than 1 million albums every year, but the bulk of the King’s coin comes from tickets to Graceland and a new $45 million entertainment complex called Elvis Presley’s Memphis.

3. Arnold Palmer

$35 million

Athlete

Died: September 25, 2016

Age: 87

Cause: Heart disease

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4. Charles Schulz

$34 million

Cartoonist

Died: February 12, 2000

Age: 77

Cause: Colon Cancer

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5. Bob Marley

$23 million

Musician

Died: May 11, 1981

Age: 36

Cause: Cancer

6. Dr. Seuss

$16 million

Author

Died: September 24, 1991

Age: 87

Cause: Cancer

The good doctor sold 4.8 million books last year.

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7. Hugh Hefner

$15 million

Media Mogul

Died: September 27, 2017

Age: 91

Cause: Cardiac arrest

The Playboy founder got lucky one last time when his heirs sold the remaining portion of his estate for an estimated $35 million last year, getting more than a third up front.

8. Marilyn Monroe

$14 million

Actor

Died: August 5, 1962

Age: 36

Cause: Overdose

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9. Prince

$13 million

Musician, Actor

Died: April 21, 2016

Age: 57

Cause: Overdose

The Purple One is rolling in green, having sold a quarter-million physical albums over the past 12 months.

10. John Lennon

$12 million

Musician

Died: December 8, 1980

Age: 40

Cause: Homicide

Between his solo work and his Beatles oeuvre, Lennon continues to sell nearly 2 million albums annually.

11. XXXTentacion

$11 million

Musician

Died: June 18, 2018

Age: 20

Cause: Homicide

No dead musician—and few living ones—clocked more streaming spins than XXXTentacion last year. The rapper, who had domestic-violence charges pending when he died, racked up 4 billion streams.

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12. Muhammad Ali

$8 million

Athlete

Died: June 3, 2016

Age: 74

Cause: Septic shock

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13. Bettie Page

$7 million

Model

Died: December 11, 2008

Age: 85

Cause: Natural causes

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