Top 10 Facts
5. Beatles Catalogue
He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share off to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
2. Highest-Earning Deceased Artist
Michael Jackson is the highest earning deceased artist. He has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in a new category for Highest-Earning Deceased Artist, gaining the top honor. In the first year after his passing in 2009, Jackson’s estate raised in a reported $1 billion.