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NEW YORK — Michael Jack­son died eight years ago, but he’s still gen­er­at­ing mil­lions of dol­lars.

Jack­son is atop the list of top-earn­ing dead celebri­ties for the fifth straight year, with US$75 mil­lion. Forbes says Jack­son’s earn­ings are boosted by a new great­est hits al­bum, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI mu­sic pub­lish­ing cat­a­logue.

Two other singers join Jack­son in the top five. Elvis Pres­ley comes in fourth with US$35 mil­lion and Bob Mar­ley ranks fifth with US$23 mil­lion.

Golf leg­end Arnold Palmer is the sec­ond­high­est earner. He brought in US$40 mil­lion in part through sales of Ari­zona lemon­ade and ice tea bev­er­age made in his name.

Palmer is fol­lowed by Charles Schulz. The cre­ator of the fran­chise made US$38 mil­lion.

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