According to Forbes, the top earning dead musicians are as below:
First: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, is the top-earning dead musician of 2013 with USD 160 million.
Second: Elvis Presley, The King, is the second on the list with USD 55 million.
Third: Bob Marley with USD 18 million.
Fourth: John Lennon, the frontman of The Beatles, with USD 12 million.
Finally: Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American Latin Singer, with USD 7 million.