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Michael Jackson named Forbes’ highest-paid dead celebrity of 2023 [Full List]

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Late American singer Michael Jackson, renowned as the ‘King of Pop,’ has been listed as the highest-earning deceased celebrity of 2023. Forbes magazine’s annual 2023 list, released on Tuesday, has ranked him as the top-earning deceased celebrity with an estimated income of $115 million. This marks the first time Jackson has secured the top spot in four years.

In the second position is Elvis Presley, Jackson’s late father-in-law, with an estimated income of $100 million. Other deceased celebrities who have made it to the top 13 of the list include Bob Marley, Prince, John Lennon, and Whitney Houston. Collectively, these late celebrities have earned an estimated $470 million over the past year, representing a 70 percent decrease from 2022.

The rankings are based on their pre-tax earnings from various sources, including sales, licensing deals, streams, and other forms of income, between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.

Here is the list:

  1. Michael Jackson, US singer – $115 million
  2. Elvis Presley, US singer and actor – $100 million
  3. Ray Manzarek, US keyboardist – $45 million
  4. Dr. Seuss, US cartoonist – $40 million
  5. Charles M. Schulz, US cartoonist – $30 million
  6. Prince, US singer – $30 million
  7. Whitney Houston, US singer – $30 million
  8. John Lennon, British singer – $22 million
  9. Bob Marley, Jamaican singer – $16 million
  10. Bing Crosby, US singer – $14 million
  11. George Harrison, British singer – $14 million
  12. Arnold Palmer, US golfer – $10 million
  13. Marilyn Monroe, US singer – $10 million
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‘Being wealthy not among qualities I look out for in potential partner’ – Phyna

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Josephina Ijeoma Otabor, better known as Phyna, a controversial personality from Big Brother Naija and an actress, has expressed that wealth is not a primary criterion she seeks in a potential partner. Instead, she prioritizes qualities like love and care.

In the latest episode of her podcast, Spill With Phyna, featuring singer Khaid as a guest, she emphasized her independence regarding financial matters and her preference for a loving and caring partner.

Phyna emphasized that she is capable of meeting her own financial needs and does not require her partner’s wealth. She mentioned that some men may feel intimidated by dating a financially independent woman, which she believes should not be the case.

Her guest, Khaid, expressed a different perspective, acknowledging the importance of money in a relationship but also stating that he would be open to dating a woman with greater wealth, provided it does not lead to discrimination against him.

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Bob Marley’s granddaughter picks Burna Boy for ‘dream’ collaboration with late legend

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Zuri Marley, the granddaughter of the late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, has expressed her admiration for Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy, stating that he is the only artist she would have wished to see collaborate with her grandfather.

She shared this sentiment while speaking at the premiere of the movie ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ in London recently. Marley explained that after careful consideration, she concluded that Burna Boy’s collaboration with her grandfather would have been the most cherished.

She stated, “The person who I would want my grandpa [Bob Marley] to collaborate with is Burna Boy. I had to think about it. I went backstage and I was like, ‘Burna Boy. Africa Unite.” It’s worth noting that two Nigerian artists, Wizkid and Bloody Civilian, were featured in the soundtrack EP of the music biopic ‘Bob Marley: One Love.

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I’ve never received gifts – Davido appreciates Atletico Madrid star for gifting him wristwatch

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Nigerian musician Davido expressed delight over receiving a Rolex wristwatch gift from Atletico Madrid player Memphis Depay. The striker reportedly presented Davido with the luxury watch, worth millions of naira, following Davido’s performance at his 30th birthday celebration.

Confirming the news on his Instagram story, Davido mentioned that it was a rare occurrence for him to receive gifts, despite having received cash gifts from Nigerian celebrities during past birthdays, which he later donated to charity. Davido also remarked that he has typically been the one giving gifts to others and expressed gratitude to Depay for the gesture. He wrote, “He bought me a Rolex on his own birthday! I’ve never received gifts; I’ve always been the one to gift people. I love and appreciate you @memphisdepay.”

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