Tupac Shakur and James Brown Named Top Earning Dead Celebs

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By: Rizoh

      Eleven years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still stacking more chips than most living rappers. Shakur and James Brown, who died last Christmas, were both named among Forbes’ top-earning dead celebrities of the past year or so. The hip-hop legend finished at No.8 with $9 million, while the godfather of Soul came in at No.13 with a remarkable $5 million.

      Here’s a breakdown of Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2007:

1. Elvis Presley – $49 million

2. John Lennon – $44 million

3. Charles Schulz – $35 million

4. George Harrison – $ $22 million

5. Albert Einstein – $18 million

6. Andy Warhol – $15 million

7. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) – $13 million

8. Tupac Shakur – $9 million

9. Marilyn Monroe – $7 million

10. Steve McQueen – $6 million

11. James Brown – $5 million

12. Bob Marley – $4 million

13. James Dean

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