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Michael Jackson is the highest-earning dead celebrity of 2016 with $825 million

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Michael Jackson is the highest-earning dead celebrity of 2016 with $825 million

michael-jackson-3By Alyssa Debonair
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Still, the world has not gotten over Michael Jackson dying, because it was so unexpected. In 2009, Michael Jackson planned to do one more tour and album, This Is It, which was to be his official retirement. When the summer of 2009 came, Michael Jackson died.

 

Because of the life Michael Jackson lived, his death was the biggest news story for months. There were few people Michael Jackson didn’t touch. This was shown in the countless stories that were shared in the wake of his death.

Michael Jackson has the highest-selling album of all-time in the form of his Thriller classic. The album sold 25 million copies, grossing close to a half a billion dollars, so Michael Jackson was set to earn well past his lifetime. Due to his collection of music, he made $825 million in 2016, alone, making Michael Jackson the highest-paid celebrity, dead or alive.

See the information on Michael Jackson below:

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Follow Alyssa Debonair on Twitter @AlyssaDebonair.

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