Each year Forbes Magazine puts out a list of the top 15 highest grossing dead celebs. The highest paid two years running is Michael Jackson’s estate, bringing in $175 mil, dominating Elvis at the #2 spot with $55 mil. All stats gathered were between October 2010 and October 2011 in order to qualify.

No. 1 Michael Jackson, $170 million
No. 2 Elvis Presley, $55 million
No. 3 Marilyn Monroe, $27 million
No. 4 Charles Schulz, $25 million
No. 5 John Lennon (tie), $12 million
No. 5 Elizabeth Taylor (tie), $12 million
No. 7 Albert Einstein, $10 million
No. 8 Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), $9 million
No. 9 Jimi Hendrix (tie), $7 million
No. 9 Stieg Larsson (tie), $7 million
No. 9 Steve McQueen (tie), $7 million
No. 9 Richard Rodgers (tie), $7 million
No. 13 George Harrison (tie), $6 million
No. 13 Bettie Page (tie), $6 million
No. 13 Andy Warhol (tie), $6 million

Close Misses: Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Bram Stoker, J.R.R. Tolkien and Amy Winehouse

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  • Infamous15214

    surprisingly Tupac isn't up there anymore, lol