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Michael Jackson announces his This Is It London concert series on March 5, 2009. After he died on June 25 of that year, his mother sued promoter AEG Live over alleged civil negligence in relation to his death. - Provided courtesy of Richard Young / Startraksphoto.com
10/24/2013

Michael Jackson is still proving to be a top-selling artist even years after his death.

The King of Pop landed in the No. 1 spot on Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities, which was released on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The singer beat out celebs like Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor to claim the top spot.

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09/19/2013
Beyonce appears at the 55th annual GRAMMY awards in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 10, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Kyle Rover / startraksphoto.com

After more than a decade since they first collaborated on the hits "03 Bonnie & Clyde" and "Crazy in Love," Beyonce and Jay-Z have proven to be one powerful celebrity couple.

It was announced on Sept. 19 that pop singer Beyonce, 32, and rap superstar Jay-Z, 43, topped Forbes list of highest-earning celebrity couples of 2013. The duo beat out fellow powerhouse couples Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis and pals Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for the title.

11/30/2012
Britney Spears appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on July 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/britneyspears

Britney Spears, Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift are among the pack in Forbes' list of the 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012.

Spears, 30, earned $58 million from May 2011 to May 2012, nabbing the seventh place spot on the esteemed list. The performer returned to the ranks of music's elite earners thanks to her fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden, her latest album Femme Fatale and her current judging gig on the hit singing competition "The X Factor."

11/30/2012
Britney Spears appears in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on July 18, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/britneyspears

Britney Spears and Taylor Swift made Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid Musicians. Find out who else made the cut and how much they are earning.

10/17/2012
Ashton Kutcher appears as Walden in a scene from an episode of the CBS show Two and a Half Men that aired on March 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Darren Michaels / Warner Bros. Television / CBS

Ashton Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," was named No. 1 on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid TV Actors.

Find out who else made the cut.

10/17/2012
Ashton Kutcher appears as Walden in a scene from an episode of the CBS show Two and a Half Men that aired on March 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Darren Michaels / Warner Bros. Television / CBS

Ashton Kutcher, who replaced Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," was named No. 1 on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest-Paid TV Actors.

Find out who else made the cut.

07/18/2012
Sofia Vergara appears in a promotional photo for season 3 of Modern Family in 2011.

Sofia Vergara was named at the top of Forbes' list of Highest-Paid TV Actresses. Find out who else made the cut and how much they're earning.

07/03/2012
Tom Cruise talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Hollywood premiere of Rock of Ages on June 8, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Tom Cruise was named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood on Forbes' 2012 list. According to the financial news outlet, the 'Rock of Ages' actor earned at least $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Check out who else made the cut.

12/07/2011
Kristen Stewart talks about the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in this video interview provided by studio Summit Entertainment in October 2011. - Provided courtesy of Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart tops Forbes' 2011 list of actors who give studios the most bang for their buck - who else made the cut?
11/04/2011
Drew Barrymore appears in a still from her 2010 film, Going the Distance. - Provided courtesy of New Line Productions/Jessica Miglio

Drew Barrymore tops Forbes' list of the Most Overpaid Actors of 2011. See the other A-listers who made the list, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Murphy and Will Ferrell.

09/29/2011
Eva Longoria talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a Los Angeles event celebrating the premiere of the eighth and final season of the ABC show Desperate Housewives on Sept. 21, 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey topped the Forbes Highest-Paid TV Actresses List this year, each earning $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

The ten women on the list earned a combined total of $94 million. Meanwhile, just the top three highest paid film actresses earned $88 million combined.

09/13/2011
Tyler Perry talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of Madeas Big Happy Family. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Tyler Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are on Forbes' 2011 list of the 10 highest-paid men in entertainment.

Check out who else made the cut.

07/06/2011
Angelina Jolie appears in a scene from the 2010 movie The Tourist. - Provided courtesy of Peter Mountain / CTMG, Inc. Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker topped Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses. See who else made the list.
05/18/2011
Lady Gaga in a promotional photo from her official website. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of ladygaga.com See which celebrities were named Forbes Celebrity 100 most powerful list, including Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey.
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