It’s Halloween, and ghosts and spirits are coming out to play worldwide.  While most ghosts and spirits have no income to speak of, that is not the case for all of them; some celebrities left behind a legacy so great that they are still cashing in after death!

Every year, in celebration of Halloween, Forbes compiles a list of the highest-earning dead celebrities for the year.  The list consists of a number of icons whose legacies extend far beyond their mortal lives.

The list features thirteen (spooky!) celebrities, a majority of whom are musicians whose music is still being sold in huge numbers despite their not being here.

Here is the Forbes list of the highest-earning dead celebrities in 2019:


1.  Michael Jackson, $60 million.  Dead since 2009 (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)


2.  Elvis Presley, $39 million.  Dead since 1977 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


3.  Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, $38 million.  Dead since 2000 (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Liaison)


4.  Arnold Palmer, $30 million.  Dead since 2016 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


5.  Bob Marley, $20 million.  Dead since 1981 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)


6.  Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, $19 million.  Dead since 1991 (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)


7.  John Lennon, $14 million.  Dead since 1980 (Photo by Ron Case/Keystone/Getty Images)


8.  Marilyn Monroe, $13 million.  Dead since 1962 (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)


9.  Prince, $12 million.  Dead since 2016 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)


10.  Nipsey Hussle, $11 million.  He died just this past March (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BET)


11.  XXXTentacion, $10 million.  He died in June of last year (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)


12.  Whitney Houston, $9.5 million.  Dead since 2012 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


13.  George Harrison, $9 million.  Dead since 2001 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

What do YOU think about this list?  Are you surprised by anyone who made it?  Are you surprised by anyone who isn’t on the list?

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