Jenni Rivera Among Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

Nearly a year after her tragic death, Jenni Rivera keeps making that paper. 

La cantante mexicana made Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 2013 list. 

According to Forbes, between June 2012 and June 2013, La Diva de la Banda achieved revenues of $7 million. 

Since her death last December, she has sold over 880,000 records casí la misma cantidad que vendio en su vida. The earnings after her death were increased by her reality show “I Love Jenni” and her autobiography “Unbreakable: My Story, My Way” which has sold over 400,000 copies. 

So, quien es the top-earning dead celebrity? None other than the King of Pop himself. 

Cha-ching! Michael Jackson reclaims his spot as the richest among the dead making $160 million for the third time in the last five years. His earnings come from the two Cirque du Soleil shows, his Mijac Music catalog, recorded music sales and half of the Sony/ATV publishing empire. 

Rounding up the top five richest dead celebrities are Elvis Presley with $55 million, Charles M. Schulz with $37 million, Elizabeth Taylor with $25 million and Rob Marley with $18 million. 

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