Highest Earning Dead Celebrities

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No. 10 -- Theodor Geisel
Theodor Geisel, known to most as "Dr. Seuss," earned $9 million over the year.

Died -- 1991
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No. 9 -- Bettie Page
This iconic pinup model from the 1950s earned $10 million last year.

Died -- 2008
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No. 8 -- Albert Einstein
Still smart and still earning money.

He brought in $10 million last year so he can afford to stick his tongue out.

Died -- 1955
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No. 7 -- John Lennon
Imagine, more than three decades after his death, the former Beatle earned $12 million.

Died -- 1980
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No. 6 -- Marilyn Monroe
Still turning heads, still making money -- $15 million last year.

Died -- 1962
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No. 5 -- Bob Marley
Reggae music reigns for Bob Marley, who brought in $18 million last year.

Died -- 1981
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No. 4 -- Elizabeth Taylor
Still smokin' and still at work, the late Elizabeth Taylor made $25 million last year.

The year before, she topped the deceased celebrity list in earnings.

Died -- 2011
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No. 3 -- Charles M. Schulz
Schulz, the popular cartoonist who created Charlie Brown and other "Peanuts" characters, remains a good guy high on the list with $37 million in earnings.

Died -- 2000
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No. 2 -- Elvis
He's still in the building and he's the second-best dead celebrity at bringing in the bucks -- $55 million last year.

Died -- 1977
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No. 1 -- Michael Jackson
Gone, but not forgotten. Michael Jackson earns almost as much money ($160 million) as the other members of this list combined.

Died -- 2009

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Forbes magazine has released its list of top earning dead celebrities for the period between June 2012 and June 2013.

 

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