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Michael Jackson leads Forbes’ list of highest-earning dead celebrities, earning a massive $825 million in 2016, mostly due to the sale of his Sony/ATV music catalog, which included the Beatles library.

Jackson leads the annual list of celebrities rolling in the cash from the grave, which also includes recent additions Prince and David Bowie, who both passed just this year.

The No. 2 slot may come as a surprise to some, cartoonist Charles Schulz, who created the iconic Peanuts characters. Schulz earned $48 million in 2016 — six years after his passing.

Professional golfer Arnold Palmer, who died less than a month ago, also found himself on the list at No. 3, bringing in a whopping $40 million in 2016. Elvis Presley and Prince close out the top 5, racking in $27 million and $25 million.

Dr. Seuss, Albert Einstein, and even 50’s pinup icon Bettie Page also made it into the top 10, which also includes John Lennon and Bob Marley.

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