Elizabeth Taylor Tops Rich Dead Celebrities List

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October 24, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

Elizabeth Taylor’s 2011 estate auction has helped propel the late actress past pal Michael Jackson as this year’s Top-Earning Dead Celebrity.
The movie dame’s estate bosses raked in $210 million in the past year to knock Jackson from number one on Forbes’ annual list.
Taylor’s estate worth was swelled by last December’s Christie’s auction – the movie legend’s jewellery, costumes and art work brought in over $180 million.
The King of Pop comes in second on the new Forbes list with $145 million and Elvis Presley’s $55 million puts him third.
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and reggae legend Bob Marley round out the top five.