top 5 highest-paid dead black celebrities

Top 5 Highest-Paid Dead Black Celebrities

Top 5 Highest-Paid Black Dead Celebrities List had Michael Jackson on top last year. This year, the King of Pop drops to #3.

Top 5 Highest Paid Black Dead Celebrities List

The top 5 highest-paid dead black celebrities had Michael Jackson in the #1 spot last year.

According to Forbes 2021 listing of dead celebrities still getting paid, the King of Pop came in at #3 overall.

But of all dead celebrities that are black, who made the most money in 2021?

Amazingly, all 5 have made their fortunes in the music industry.

Let’s start the count down.

#5 – JUICE WRLD – $15 Million Dollars

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  • JARAD ANTHONY HIGGINS
  • December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019
  • rapper/singer/songwriter
  • 21 years old at the time of death
  • cause of death: seizure produced by overdose

#4 – BOB MARLEY – $16 Million Dollars

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  • ROBERT NESTA MARLEY
  • February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981
  • musician/songwriter
  • 36 years old at the time of death
  • cause of death: cancer

#3 – LUTHER VANDROSS – $21 Million Dollars

  • LUTHER RONZONI VANDROSS, JR.
  •  April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005
  • singer/songwriter/record producer
  • 54 years old at the time of death
  • cause of death: stroke

#2 – MICHAEL JACKSON – $75 Million Dollars

  • MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON
  • August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009
  • singer/songwriter/dancer
  • 50 years old at the time of death
  • cause of death: cardiac arrest (overdose) homicide

#1 – PRINCE – $120 Million Dollars

  • PRINCE ROGERS NELSON
  • June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
  • singer/songwriter/multiple instrumentalists/record producer/actor
  • 57 years old at the time of death
  • cause of death: accidental overdose

So there you have it, the top 5 highest-paid dead celebrities list of 2021. Did anyone surprise you?

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