No person, dead or alive, can come close to touching the legacy that Michael Jackson left and apparently his fortune, either. For the third time in the past five years, the late music legend has shot to the top of Forbes' highest paid celebrity list.
This past year, MJ raked in $160 million from his two Cirque du Soleil shows, Immortal and One. His Sony SNE/ATV catalog, which includes hits by The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift among others, also provides him more dollar signs than your favorite rappers.
The pop icon, who passed away in 2011, beats out Madonna, whose $125 million earnings nabbed her the top spot on the Celebrity 100 list this year.
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