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As an overview of the top five; Michael Jackson tops the list once again, making him the highest paid dead celebrity for the fifth year in a row, with a whopping $75m.
Gold legend Arnold Palmer takes the no.2 spot with earnings of $40m as sales of Palmer-branded clothing do very well in Asia, and AriZona beverages produces 400 million cans of its Arnold Palmer line per year.
Charles Shulz ranks third with $38m despite MetLife retiring Snoopy and Charlie Brown from its ad campaigns.
Elvis Presley finishes fourth with $35 million, up from last year’s $27 million sum thanks to the new $45 million Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex and recently-opened hotel The Guesthouse at Graceland. Bob Marley rounds out the top five with $23 million, boosted by sustainability-focused House of Marley audio products and the Marley Beverage Co.
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