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PostSubject: Top Earning Dead Celebrities List Revealed   Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:55 pm

Earnings just over the last year.............

:: 1 Yves Saint Laurent, 350 million dollars (£214 million)
:: 2 Rodgers & Hammerstein, 235 million dollars (£144 million)
:: 3 Michael Jackson, 90 million dollars (£55 million)
:: 4 Elvis Presley, 55 million dollars (£34 million)
:: 5 JRR Tolkien, 50 million dollars (£31 million)
:: 6 Charles Schulz, 35 million dollars (£21 million)
:: 7 John Lennon, 15 million dollars (£9 million)
:: 8 Dr Seuss, 15 million dollars (£9 million)
:: 9 Albert Einstein, 10 million dollars (£6 million)
:: 10 Michael Crichton, 9 million dollars (£5.5 million)
:: 11 Aaron Spelling, 8 million dollars (£5 million)
:: 12 Jimi Hendrix, 8 million dollars (£5 million)
:: 13 Andy Warhol, 6 million dollars (£3.5 million)









Forbes magazine puts the former King of Pop behind Yves Saint Laurent and composing duo Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The fashion designer earned 350 million dollars (£214 million) over
the past year, dwarfing the 90 million dollars (£55 million) taken in
by the Jackson estate.

Laurent, who died of brain cancer in 2008, appears at the top of the index largely due to an auction of artwork.

The collection included paintings by Mondrian and Matisse


The bulk of Jackson's posthumous cash came through selling the
rights to This Is It, a film based on rehearsal footage for what would
have been his London comeback concerts.

Forbes
estimates that this income was bumped up by the sale of around nine
million albums and 5.5 million digital downloads since his death in
June.

Elvis Presley came in fourth in the list, making 55 million dollars (£34 million) over the last 12 months.

An agreement earlier this year over allegedly unpaid royalties from
the Lord of the Rings movies saw JRR Tolkien earn 50 million dollars
(£31 million) last year, placing him fifth.

The British author died in 1973 aged 81.

John Lennon, who was shot dead in New York in 1980, came in seventh with 15 million (£9 million) earned.



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