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Oct/03

Forbes on the Highest Earning Dead People


Forbes’ list of the highest grossing dead celebrities.  Interesting commentary here.  The list does not appear to distinguish between earnings from copyright (which probably accounts for most of these earnings) and those from ‘personality rights,’ which is probably how Marilyn Monroe makes it on the list.

The Top Ten
  1. Elvis
  2. Charles Schulz
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. John Lennon
  5. George Harrison
  6. Dr. Seuss
  7. Dale Earnhardt
  8. Tupac Shakur
  9. Bob Marley
10. Marilyn Monroe

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