The Top- Earning Dead Celebrities Of 2019

Here are the list according to forbes

10 | NIPSEY HUSSLE: $11 million

Deceased: March 31, 2019
Cause of death: Homicide
Business savvy is eternal: Nipsey’s
prescient focus on retaining the rights to
his music monetized his 1.85 billion
streams, third-most of any act on our
list, at a greater rate than most artists
dead or alive.

9 | PRINCE: $12 million

Deceased: April 21, 2016
Cause of death: Overdose
The Purple One continues to move music,
including a robust 320,000 physical units
and half a billion on-demand streams, an
overall increase of 12% year-over-year.

8 | MARILYN MONROE: $13 million

Deceased: August 5, 1962
Cause of death: Overdose
One of the most popular dearly departed
stars when it comes to licensing, Monroe
has added a Zales collection to deals with
the likes of Chanel and Montblanc.

7 | JOHN LENNON: $14 million

Deceased: December 8, 1980
Cause of death: Homicide
The 50 anniversary of Abbey Road has
boosted the Beatles across streaming and
digital—moving 2.2 million U.S. album-
equivalents over the past year, more than
any defunct act—with Lennon’s own
catalogue leaping 52%.

6 | DR. SEUSS: $19 million

Deceased: September 24, 1991
Cause of death: Cancer
Oh, the places he still goes! Licensing
deals with Hallmark, Universal Studios
and others add to publishing empire that
moved more than 5 million books
stateside over the past 12 months

5 | BOB MARLEY: $20 million

Deceased: May 11, 1981
Cause of death: Cancer
With nearly 1 billion streaming spins in
the U.S., the ubiquity of Marley’s music
keeps his House of Marley products—
including headphones, speakers and
turntables—from going up in smoke.

4 | ARNOLD PALMER: $30 million

Deceased: September 25, 2016
Cause of death: Heart Disease
The golf legend’s empire remains well
above par, thanks to partnerships with
MasterCard and Rolex. Then there’s his
eponymous Arizona beverage, plus a
boozy version launched by MolsonCoors
this year.

3 | CHARLES SCHULZ: $38 million

Deceased: February 12, 2000
Cause of death: Cancer
Snoopy’s creator continues to cash in
around his Peanuts franchise’s
70 anniversary. A licensing deal with
Met Life, expiring this year, also adds
double-digit millions to his eternal
coffers.

2 | ELVIS PRESLEY: $39 million

Deceased: August 16, 1977
Cause of death: Heart Attack
For decades, 500,000-plus visitors have
made the pilgrimage to Graceland
annually, prompting a recent $45 million
addition called Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Up next: a biopic directed by Baz
Luhrmann, starring Tom Hanks.

1 | MICHAEL JACKSON: $60 million

Deceased: June 25, 2009
Cause of death: Overdose/Homicide
The King of Pop’s streaming surged
despite recent controversy: 2.1 billion U.S.
spins, up from 1.8 billion a year ago. With
proceeds flowing from his Mijac Music
catalog, a Las Vegas show and a long-term
deal with Sony, he retains his postmortem
cash crown for the seventh consecutive
year.

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