The World's Actual Highest-Paid Musician Is… Deceased Michael Jackson

Remember this as you sort through Forbes' ever-fascinating list of Musicians Who Still Make Lots of Money: It's limited to living artists only. Quite sensibly, sure, but the scrilla scared up by your Madges and Gagas and Bruces and Jovis, Bon does still pale — well, not quite pale, but doesn't nearly match — that earned by the True King of Pop, His Immortal Greatness, Michael Jackson.

Madonna topped out at $125 million. Next on the list, Gaga raked in $80 mill. Hell, Diddy (No. 12) scraped together $50 million shilling shitty clear liquor. But MJ? Whoo-boy…

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