Since his death 6 years ago, Michael Jackson has made more money than most people would dream of doing when they were alive, seeing his estate rake up earnings of $2 billion.
This is because of things like his film, This Is It, his show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World and various sales of merchandise and albums.
Despite that, his estate is yet to see a penny of these sales, meaning his kids have been handed none of that money.
This is because of expenses, cutting it down to $800 million (breadline territory right there) and then the IRS taxing the hell out of the amount, leaving only $450 million, not to mention the massive debts Jackson had at the time of his death, meaning those had to be paid off.
Not ideal, but Jackson is still one of the biggest names in the world and I can’t see his earning potential decreasing much in the next few years.