October 30, 2009
Posted: 08:25 PM ET
by Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter
That sizable sum put him third on the Forbes list of dead celebrities making the most money.
Jackson earned less than the $350 million that fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent scored in the past year, and the $235 million earned by the songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.
Forbes counted money earned from October 2008-October 2009, even for Jackson, who died June 25. But about $72 million - or 80% of the $90 million earned in the past 12 months - came after Jackson's death, said a spokesperson for GreenLight, a consultancy company that represents "delebs," their term for dead celebrities still earning money.
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