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Michael Jackson earned more in the past year than any living celebrity except Oprah Winfrey.

The King of Pop, who died in June 2009, made an astonishing $275 million in the past 12 months, putting him — by a wide margin — atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities.

Jackson’s take was in no small part because of the more than $250 million worldwide box-office haul of the Sony film This Is it.

Second on the list released Monday is Elvis Presley, who earned $60 million.

Third is J.R.R. Tolkien, who sold a combined 500,000 copies of his The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books in the past year alone, even though he died 37 years ago.

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