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Updated Oct 23, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Forbes: Dead celebrities cash in dead presidents

If there could only be one king, then The King of Pop takes this one. Michael Jackson has topped Forbes list of highest earning dead celebrities for 2013.

Jackson, who passed away in 2009, earned $160 million over the past year, according to Forbes. The singer's estate continues to receive money from recorded music sales, revenue from Sony/ATV Music Publishing -- co-owned by Jackson's estate -- and two Cirque Du Soleil shows inspired by the late artist.

Elvis, known as the King of Rock n' Roll, came in second earning $55 million; "Charlie Brown creator," Charles Schulz, earned $37 million, securing third place; Elizabeth Taylor, who was at the top of the list last year, came in fourth with $25 million; And Bob Marley, earning $18 million, rounded out the top five.

Have a look below to see the first 10 on Forbes' list.


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