This Dead Celebrity Earned More In 2016 Than Any Living Celebrity

At a certain point, the amount of money that a celebrity makes is just a number. However, even the most aloof individual has to admit that £675 million is a pretty big one. That’s how many dollars the highest-paid celebrity of 2016 took home. The plot twist? He’s not even alive.

On Wednesday morning, Forbes announced Michael Jackson as the highest-paid dead celebrity of 2016, earning £615 million after the March sale of his half of the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog, which notably contained The Beatles library. He paid just £39 million for the catalog back in 1985, eventually splitting it with Sony ten years later, proving that he’s not just the King of Pop, but also the King of Investments. The sale put his total pretax earnings at £675million, which is the most earned in one year by any celebrity dead or alive.

For comparison, the highest-paid celebrities in 2015, like Katy Perry and Floyd Mayweather Jr., made £110 million and £245 million, respectively.

Michael Jackson also topped the 2015 list of highest-paid dead celebrities, but with a noticeably “smaller” sum at just £95 million. In fact, he has remarkably continued to earn nine figures every full year after his death. Now that’s something to dance about.

Michael Jackson tops the 2016 Forbes list of top grossing deceased superstars, earning a whopping $825 million.

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See How Much Dream Team, Siasia Earned After Winning AFCON

Each member of the Dream Team V1 was paid the Naira equivalent of $4,000 after they defeated Algeria 2-1 to clinch the 2015 AFCON in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday night and this brings to a total of $12,000 each player was paid.

“We have been paid our winning bonus for the final,” a player confirmed to yesterday morning. They would not have got anything had they lost the final.

In total, each player received the Naira equivalent of $12,000 for winning the U23 AFCON. Coach Samson Siasia was paid double this amount.

A further breakdown showed the team were paid the Naira equivalent of $4,000-a-player for the final win, $3,000-a-man for the semi-final win over hosts Senegal, $2,000-a-man for the opening-day win over Mali, and $1,000 for the draws with Egypt and Algeria.

They were also paid $100 per day for the 10 days they trained in The Gambia prior to this championship, which amounted to $1,000.
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I Earned No Salary As Minister, Says Falae

A former Secretary to the Government of the federation, Olu Falae, on Wednesday, recalled some of his experiences in the hands of his captors, who demanded N100million as ransom after kidnapping him from his farm in Akure in September.

Mr. Falae, who spoke when he received a former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, in his residence in Obaile, said when he told the hoodlums he had no money, they were angry, pointing out that he was finance minister.

“When I told them I had no money they said how can I say that when I was once the country’s Minister of Finance,” he said.

“When I was Minister of Finance I did not earn salary. It was by choice, but they would not believe me.”

Mr. Falae was Minister of Finance between January and August 1990 under the military government of Ibrahim Babangida.

Mr. Falae told Mr. Shekarau that he had to call his wife and asked that his family raise the money demanded by the kidnappers in order to save his life.

“They actually wanted to kill me. As soon as they arrived they shot at my car, but the bullet was deflected by the glass and narrowly missed killing my driver before they came to me and began to slash me with machete,” he said.

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