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Yves Saint Laurent Tops New Dead Rich List

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Oct 29, 2009 | 5:03am EDT

Late fashion king Yves Saint Laurent has beaten out Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley as the top-earning dead celebrity on finance magazine Forbes' latest macabre rich list.

The designer made an estimated $350 million in the last year, while Jackson debuts at three on the new list, earning a staggering $90 million in the three months since his death in June.

Presley, a regular at the top of the list, slips to fourth with earnings of $55 million in the past 12 months.

The top 10 rich dead celebrities on the new list are:

1. Yves Saint Laurent

2. Rodgers & Hammerstein

3. Michael Jackson

4. Elvis Presley

5. J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Charles Schulz

7. (tie) John LennonDr. Seuss

9. Albert Einstein

10. Michael Crichton

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