MJ posthumously makes $600m

Last Updated: May 21, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

London: Michael Jackson`s estate has made more money through ticket sales in the four years since his death than the pop legend made during his lifetime, it has been revealed.

His posthumous sales are believed to amount to more than any single living artist during the same time period.

Jackson`s estate has earned 600 million dollars since his death in 2009, the Independent reported.

Contributing factors include ticket sales for Cirque du Soleil`s Michael Jackson`s One and profits from the film of Jackson`s concert performances `This Is It`, according to US documentary Michael Jackson 60 Minutes.

John Branca, a co-executor on Jackson`s will, told US TV channel CBS: "Worldwide box office now is over 300 million dollars. And Michael has almost 60 million Facebook friends. He`s the biggest selling artist on iTunes and he`s sold approximately 50 million albums since he passed away."