[an error occurred while processing this directive]London (ANI): Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has been named the top earning dead celebrity by Forbes magazine. In its ninth annual list Forbes.com said the Frenchman, considered one of the greatest designers of the 20th century and who died in 2008, made 350 million dollars.
Following him were composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein with 235 million dollars, and Michael Jackson at 90 million dollars, reports The Times. Elvis Presley was fourth with 55 million dollars.
However, according to Matthew Miller, the editor of the list, Jackson is likely to be a bigger earner in years to come. “He will make tens of millions because he has lucrative publishing rights and rights to all his memorabilia," he said.