Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Congratulations are in order.

Elvis Is Forbes' Richest Dead Celebrity

NEW YORK - Elvis Presley is still the King.

Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005.

John Lennon ranks second with earnings of $44 million, followed by Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley ($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million).

Presley died in 1977. His estate continues to generate millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the rocker's mansion in Memphis, Tenn.

Forbes said the celebrities on the list, posted Monday, earned a combined $232 million in the past 12 months.


ck said...

don’t you love that somebody somewhere does this research to let us all know that even dead people are making more than us?

long live the king!

Trude said...

man, I so emailed that article from work to my home .. to put up on my blog ..

what's that saying .. sometimes we're better off dead ...

Dainon. said...

So, question: Where do his millions go? Do they pay for all those who tirelessly run Graceland? Does Elvis' daughter and ex (Priscilla) get to squander away his hard earned dough or what? Inquiring Elvis-leaning minds wanna know.

ewesa said...

they bury it under his gravemarker. we really oughtta go get that.

D'Arcy said...

I am happy that James Brown, though recently dead, is on the list. I always had a dream of being his backup singer.

Hey, thanks for the travel advice. I stayed in Luzerne for a day and it was amazing. I didn't make it to Lugano, but I did go to Gimmelwald and Schilthorn in the Alps. The Swiss are such a charming people!