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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top Earning Dead Celebrities

Marilyn MonroeForbes recently released its list of the fifteen top earning dead celebrities. The celebrities who made it on the list earned a combined $366 million from October 2010 to October 2011. The top earners and their respective annual earnings are below:

  • 2. Michael Jackson (tie)—$275 million
  • 2. Elvis Presley (tie)—$55 million
  • 3. Marilyn Monroe—$27 million
  • 4. Charles Schulz—$25 million
  • 5. Elizabeth Taylor (tie)—$12 million
  • 5. John Lennon (tie)—$12 million
  • 7. Albert Einstein—$10 million
  • 8. Theodor Geisel—$9 million
  • 9. Jimi Hendrix (tie)—$7 million
  • 9. Stieg Larsson (tie)—$7 million
  • 9. Steve McQueen (tie)—$7 million
  • 9. Richard Rodgers (tie)—$7 million
  • 13. George Harrison (tie)—$6 million
  • 13. Bettie Page (tie)—$6 million
  • 13. Andy Warhol (tie)—$6 million

See Dorothy Pomerantz, The Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, Forbes, Oct. 25, 2011; The 15 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, Forbes (2011).

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