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    Default Top-Earning Dead Celebrities 2007

    Elvis Presley has been named the top earning dead celebrity of 2007.

    The king of rock'n'roll earned $49 million in royalties between October 2006 and October 2007 placing him at the top of this year's Forbes.com 13 richest deceased stars.

    Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain made his debut in the list last year at number one, knocking Elvis from his top spot for the first time ever, but this year he failed to be placed at all.

    Last year, Cobain's widow Courtney Love sold his song rights, boosting his annual earnings to a phenomenal $50 million.

    Elvis' earnings have continued to rise since he first topped the list in 2001 with $35 million. In 2006 he earned $44 million.

    Beatles legend John Lennon was second this year with earnings of $44 million, while Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was placed third with $35 million.

    Steve McQueen was a new addition to the list this year, earning $6 million. James Brown, who died on December 25 last year, also made his first appearance on the list earning $5 million since his death.

    Ray Charles, 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien and country star Johnny Cash all failed to make the list this year.

    1. Elvis Presley - $49 million
    2. John Lennon - $44 million
    3. Charles M. Schulz - $35 million
    4. George Harrison - $22 million
    5. Albert Einstein - $18 million
    6. Andy Warhol - $15 million
    7. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) - $13 million
    8. Tupac Shakur - $9 million
    9. Marilyn Monroe - $7 million
    10. Steve McQueen - $6 million
    11. James Brown - $5 million
    12. Bob Marley - $4 million
    13. James Dean - $3.5 million

    I wonder how much of that Priscilla and Lisa Marie get?

    It looks like Kurt Cobain is a one hit wonder in death as he was in life. I can't believe the guy was ever worth more than 50 cents.
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    #5. Albert Einstein - $18 million?

    That simply has to reflect T-shirt sales.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    It looks like Kurt Cobain is a one hit wonder in death as he was in life. I can't believe the guy was ever worth more than 50 cents.
    I ain't dead yet beeeotch!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    I ain't dead yet beeeotch!

    that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    #5. Albert Einstein - $18 million?

    That simply has to reflect T-shirt sales.
    Well apparently they have action figures of old Alby!


 

 

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