Posted on March 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Well, we're several months late on this news, but it's the kind of article worth still sharing.

Forbes released its list of highest-paid deceased celebrities for 2021, and two beloved children's authors are sitting in the top five.

Roald Dahl, in fact, rules supreme, with a whopping $513 million earned in 2021.

For comparison, the next-highest earner — the musician Prince — brought in $120 million.

After that comes singer Michael Jackson, then another storyteller — cartoonist Charles Schulz, with $40 million — and, finally, Dr. Seuss, with $35 million.

Forbes notes that deals with streaming service Netflix helped both Dahl and Seuss claim these lofty seats.

Categories: Today in Books

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