Michael Jackson continues to rake in millions, 11 years after his death

During his career, Michael Jackson has sold a lot of money through the sale of his albums. Died in 2009, the star continues to generate astronomical sums.

On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died at the age of 50. The disappearance of the King of Pop had caused a wave of emotion. Eccentric and ambiguous star, he left a masterful work. Today, it has become a myth, a planetary, monumental… and bankable icon! Eleven years after his death, the artist continues to attract admirers and make money, 114 dollars per minute, according to the site Party Casino. After carrying out multiple searches, the site reveals that the pop star ultimately wins the astronomical sum of 60 million dollars per year. This amount works out to about $ 5 million per month.

During his 40-year career, Michael Jackson has sold over 750 million albums. This is hardly surprising, as his record repertoire includes the album Thriller of 1982, which sold 66 million copies worldwide, and the opus Bad of 1987, which sold 35 million copies worldwide. A worldwide success that has never wavered over the years even if the artist was riddled with debt.

At the top of the Forbes ranking

The American magazine Forbes has drawn up a ranking of the deceased stars whose works have brought in the most, in 2020, to the holders of their copyright. Michael Jackson arrives at the top for the eighth consecutive year with $ 48 million in profits in 2020. During his lifetime, the singer had never been among the most powerful stars.

Aware of the importance of his heritage, both in terms of music as well as properties and luxury items, Michael Jackson had cited in his will his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, as heirs. His mother, Katherine Esther Scruse, had meanwhile been named as beneficiary of the trust in which the various possessions of the star were brought together.

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