As you might guess, Michael Jackson tops this annual Forbes list. (What’s more, the magazine says, he made more than any living musician or actor).

But — surprise! — three authors also make the cut.

J.R.R. Tolkien is at No. 3, right after Elvis; Stieg Larsson has the No. 6 spot, and Theodor Geisel — aka Dr. Seuss — rests comfortably at No. 7. (Sorry — I couldn’t resist.)