Like most with real talent, the late King Of Pop is still reigningâ€”even after leaving the physical realm. But just how successful has his posthumous career been?
Now that the two-year mark has reared its head, fans and the media are marveling at the hefty buzz that still surrounds anything MJ related.
Take â€śThis Is Itâ€ť for example. MTV reports that the movie has grossed over $260 million worldwide. Sadly, he wasnâ€™t around for even a moment of that success.
Meanwhile, Neilsen SoundScan reports that there have been over 16 million digital downloads of his music since his passing.
But the most staggering of all for me is the return on some of his investments. Simply for having a major stake in a massive Sony Music catalog, Jacksonâ€™s estate grosses anywhere between $30 and $50 million.
Talk about passive income.
For more details on his earnings in the last two years, visit MTV.
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Remember Michael Grimm from Americaâ€™s Got Talent? He tied the knot this week â€“ Bumpshack.
Find out which celebrity was arrested after a car accident in Florida this weekend – TMZ.
Whoâ€™s the latest broad running around with Hef? â€“ Too Fab.
Will & Kate are heading over to North America. Find out where theyâ€™ll be â€“ Celebuzz.
This is sad. Did you see the photos of Anthony Weiner having a boring lunch with his wifey? â€“ Celebrity Dirty Laundry.
Have you seen the pictures of Jessica Alba and her baby bump? â€“ Celebrity Baby Laundry.
This was an exciting movie weekend. Did you head out for Cars 2 or Bad Teacher? â€“ Busy Bee.