2018 List Of Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities

I know you may be wondering who these Highest Paid Dead Celebrities are, but nevertheless, Forbes has released 2018 Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities and we are going to list them in this article. Even though that these celebrities are no more alive to spend their money, they still make millions from the grave.

If you are still asking who are the richest dead celebrities? Well, the big names at the top of this list should be of no surprise. Celebrities like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Monroe dominate the top of the list of Highest Paid Dead Celebrities. When you check all the movies, music and merchandise these celebrities have sold, you will know that these famous dead people are richer than some who are alive.

2018 List Of Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities

Check below for the complete list of highest earning dead celebrities.

1. Michael Jackson (Musician)

  • $400 million
  • Birth of place: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
  • Died: June 25, 2009
  • Age: 51 (1958-2009)
  • Cause: Overdose/Homicide
  • Jackson’s posthumous roll continues, bringing in $287 million recently from the sale of his estate’s stake in EMI Music Publishing to Sony.
  • Also Ranked #2 on The Best Singers of All Time, #5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time, #39 on People We Wish Were Still Alive and #33 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.

2. Elvis Presley (Musician, Actor)

  • $40 million
  • Birth of place: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America
  • Died: August 16, 1977
  • Age: 42 (1935-1977)
  • Cause: Heart Attack
  • He still moves more than 1 million albums every year, but the bulk of the King’s coin comes from tickets to Graceland and a new $45 million entertainment complex called Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
  • Also Ranked: #7 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time, #59 on The Coolest Actors Ever, #3 on The Best Rock Vocalists and #22 on The Top Country Artists of All Time.

3. Arnold Palmer (Athlete)

  • $35 million
  • Died: September 25, 2016
  • Age: 87
  • Cause: Heart disease
  • There’s a new addition to the Arnold Palmer beverage line: an alcoholic version made in conjunction with MolsonCoors.

4. Charles Schulz (Cartoonist)

  • $34 million
  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Died: February 12, 2000
  • Age: 77 (1922-2000)
  • Cause: Colon Cancer
  • Snoopy sure is one pedigreed beagle: DHX Media paid $345 million in 2017 to get 80% of the Peanuts business previously owned by Iconix.

5. Bob Marley (Musician)

  • $23 million
  • Birth of place: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica
  • Died: May 11, 1981
  • Age: 36 (1945-1981)
  • Cause: Cancer
  • Products include headphones and Marley Natural cannabis and smoking accessories.
  • Also Ranked: #33 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time, #86 on The Best Rock Vocalists, #44 on The Best Singers of All Time, #21 on People We Wish Were Still Alive.

6. Dr. Seuss (Author)

  • $16 million
  • Birth of place: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Died: September 24, 1991
  • Age: 87
  • Cause: Cancer
  • The good doctor sold 4.8 million books last year.

7. Hugh Hefner (Media Mogul)

Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities

  • $15 million
  • Died: September 27, 2017
  • Age: 91
  • Cause: Cardiac arrest
  • The Playboy founder got lucky one last time when his heirs sold the remaining portion of his estate for an estimated $35 million last year, getting more than a third up front.

8. Marilyn Monroe (Actor)

  • $14 million
  • Birth of place: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Died: August 5, 1962
  • Age: 36 (1926-1962)
  • Cause: Overdose
  • Marilyn is back on the list this year thanks to new licensing deals, including Montblanc pens.

9. Prince (Musician, Actor)

  • $13 million
  • Died: April 21, 2016
  • Age: 57
  • Cause: Overdose
  • The Purple One is rolling in green, having sold a quarter-million physical albums over the past 12 months.

10. John Lennon (Musician)

  • $12 million
  • Birth of place: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Died: December 8, 1980
  • Age: 40 (1940-1980)
  • Cause: Homicide
  • Between his solo work and his Beatles oeuvre, Lennon continues to sell nearly 2 million albums annually.

11. XXXTentacion (Musician)

  • $11 million
  • Died: June 18, 2018
  • Age: 20
  • Cause: Homicide

12. Muhammad Ali (Athlete)

  • $8 million
  • Died: June 3, 2016
  • Age: 74
  • Cause: Septic shock

13. Bettie Page (Model)

Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities

  • $7 million
  • Birth of place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Died: December 11, 2008
  • Age: 85 (1923-2008)
  • Cause: Natural causes
  • Also Ranked: #42 on The Most Influential People in Fashion.
  • The classic pinup’s allure has been turned into clothing, shoes, handbags, lingerie, wigs and even a fitness DVD.

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