Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities

Saying someone is “worth more dead than alive” is a morbid statement that often rings truer than most mere mortals would like to contemplate. Each year Forbes lists its highest-earning dead celebrities and even though we’re listing them according to 2015’s top earners, that doesn’t mean these celebs aren’t earning major cash on a continuous, yearly basis. Whether it’s licensing deals, merchandising, film residuals, or album sales, these icons of pop culture are earning more from beyond the grave than most living people do — times 10.

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  1. Kevin • April 14, 2016 @ 1:24 PM

    I can’t understand why a dead Michael Jackson earned more than deceased Elvis Presley or John Lennon!

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