Top-10 Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2018 – Marilyn Monroe Back On The List

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Forbes magazine published an annual rating of 13 Highest-Paid Dead , whose work brings the highest income to right holders after the death of the themselves.

And Nexter.org prepared a top-10 list for you.

Michael Jackson – $ 400 million

Source: shortlist

A famous musician, who died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 because of the overdose/homicide.

Most of this amount – $ 287 million – was brought in by the sale of his estate’s stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.

Elvis Presley – $40 million

Source: Popsugar

Musician and actor, who died on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42 because if the heart attack.

About one million copies of his albums are sold in the world annually. However, most of Presley’s income comes from tickets to his Graceland estate in Memphis. After his death, the singer’s wife Priscilla turned the house into a tourist attraction. Also, a year ago there was opened a hotel.

Arnold Palmer – $35 million

Source: Veterans Advantage

Athlete, who died on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87 because of the heart disease.

The sports equipment and drinks are sold under his name and also this year an alcoholic beverage under the Arnold Palmer brand was launched.

Charles Schulz – $34 million

Source: MPR News

Cartoonist, who died on February 12, 2000 at the age of 77 because of the colon cancer.

In 2017 DHX Media paid $345 million to get 80% of the Peanuts business which was previously owned by Iconix.

Bob Marley – $23 million

Source: thenewdaybreak

Musician, who died on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 because of the cancer.

Various products are produced under his name – from headphones and microphones to smoking devices.

Dr. Seuss – $16 million

Source: StMU History Media

Author who died on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87 because of the cancer.

Last year the good doctor sold 4.8 million books.

Hugh Hefner – $15 million

Source: E! Online

Media Mogul who died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 91 because of the cardiac arrest.

Last year Hefner’s heirs sold his property for an estimated $35 million.

Marilyn Monroe – $14 million

Source: Interview Magazine

Actress, who died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36 because of the overdose.

Marilyn did not make it to the last year’s list but she is back thanks to new licensing deals for using her image, including Montblanc pens.

Prince – $13 million

Source: Variety

Musician and actor, who died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57 because of the overdose.

Over the past 12 months, a quarter-million physical albums were sold.

John Lennon – $12 million

Source: johnlennon

Musician, who died on December 8, 1980 at the age of 40. Сause of death – homicide.

Lennon continues to sell nearly 2 million albums each year.

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