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Paul Walker on Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities

Mfonobong Akpan

Even in death the money keeps rolling in…

The Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, who sadly died in a car accident in 2013, is a new entry in the latest Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities.

Walker earned $10.5m (£6.8m) over the past year and is in ninth place while Michael Jackson is still number one for the third year running, with takings of $115m (£75m), down from the estimated $140m he earned in 2014.

Elvis Presley is third with $55m (£35.8m), while Peanuts creator Charles Schulz is fourth with $40m (£26m).

Below are the top 13 celebrities on the Forbes list:

Michael Jackson: $115m (£75m)

Elvis Presley: $55m (£35.8m)
Charles Schulz: $40m (£26m)
Bob Marley: $21m (£13.7m)
Elizabeth Taylor: $20m (£13m)
Marilyn Monroe: $17m (£11m)
John Lennon: $12m (£7.8m)
Albert Einstein: $11m (£7.1m)
Paul Walker: $10.5m (£6.8m)
Bettie Page: $10m (£6.5m)
Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss): $9.5m (£6.1m)
Steve McQueen: $9m (£5.8m)
James Dean: $8.5m (£5.5m)

source: bbc.com