Bob Marley 5th on Forbes Dead Celebrities Top-Earning List

Reggae legend Bob Marley is listed at fifth among the highest-earning dead celebrities by Forbes magazine.

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Marley, who died of cancer at age 36 in 1981, is said to have earned us$20 million year-to-date for his fifth place.

The list is topped by King of Pop Michael Jackson, who is estimated to be raking in some us$140 million since the start of the year.

Elvis Presley took second place with us$55 million, cartoonist and comic strip creator Charles Schulz was third with us$40 million, and fourth was actress Elizabeth Taylor with us$25 million.

Forbes said it compiled the list by talking to estate managers, lawyers and licensors and analyzing estimated posthumous earnings between October 2013-14.

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