Michael Jackson makes $1bn since death last year

Michael Jackson makes $1bn since death last year

The king of pop's legacy clearly still lives on, one year after his death.

According to Billboard magazine Michael Jackson's estate has made more than $1bn (£677m) since his death a year ago.

The publication says that the king of pop's album sales have generated about $383m (£259m), while his film This Is It has taken nearly $400m (£271m).

A new recording contract is also said to have made $31m (£21m).

Ten albums of the late singer's music are to be released over the next seven years, including one containing previously unreleased material.

Wednesday June 23, 2010

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