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The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities Of 2016

The $750 million sale of Michael Jackson’s half of the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog puts him at the top of our annual ranking of the top-earning dead celebrities. His total pretax payday of $825 million ranks as the biggest annual haul ever by any celeb dead or alive.
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