Mac & Mike's Pick: Number One Spot

By WEEK Reporter

October 25, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 10:46 PM CDT

HERE'S A LIST WHERE YOU NEVER HEAR THE WINNER SAY "I'M NUMBER ONE"

ONE YEAR AFTER HIS DEATH, MICHAEL JACKSON HITS NUMBER ONE. BUT NOT NECESSARILY ON A LIST THAT ANYONE REALLY WANTS TO BE ON.

YES, MICHAEL JACKSON IS ON TOP OF FORBES' ANNUAL LIST OF TOP EARNING DEAD CELEBRITIES.

JACKSON EARNED $275 MILLION FROM OCTOBER 2009 TO OCTOBER 2010. THAT'S MORE THAN THE 12 OTHER CELEBRITIES ON THE LIST COMBINED.

COMING IN AT NUMBER TWO -- ELVIS PRESLEY. ELVIS' ESTATE EARNED $60-MILLION.

ROUNDING OUT THE TOP FIVE: J-R-R TOLKIEN, AUTHOR OF THE "LORD OF THE RINGS" TRILOGY, PEANUTS CREATOR CHARLES SCHULZ AND FORMER BEATLE JOHN LENNON.

ALSO ON THE LIST: YANKEES OWNER GEORGE STEINBRENNER, DR. SEUSS AND ALBERT EINSTEIN.

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