Celebrities from all walks of lives are one person who never stops earning. Even after their deaths, their work and fame lets their families to grab humongous amount of wealth which can fill up all the pockets they have. Recently, Forbes shared a list of top earning dead celebrities which had all the famous and popular ones. These celebrities earned quite a lot when they were alive and yet even after their death, their name benefits their kin. Their success, work and fame remains in the minds and hearts of their fans forever.
Have a look and find out your favorite ones!
1) Elizabeth Taylor
Net Worth: $210 million
Elizabeth Taylor is a glamorous actress who millions of hearts for years. She died on 23rd March 201, at the age of 79, due to heart failure. She has topped the Forbes’ list of top earning dead celebrities after she passed away. Her most of the wealth came from record-breaking Christie’s auctions.
2) Michael Jackson
Net Worth: $145 million
Michael Jackson is a renowned singer of all times. He died at the age of 50 on 25th June 2009 due to overdose or homicide. His death story isn’t confirmed yet. He ranks second in the list of top earning dead celebrities.
3) Elvis Presley
Net Worth: $55 million
Elvis Presley is a famous singer and actor who made a successful career due to his hard work. Being just 42, his death on 16th August 1977 was a bug trauma for all. His sources of income are his singing and acting only.
4) Charles Schluz
Net Worth: $37 million
Charles Schluz is a great cartoonist whose popularity has crossed all borders. He died of colon cancer on 12th February 2000. His death is a huge downfall for the art industry.
5) Bob Marley
Net Worth: $17 million
Bob Marley is a very popular singer whose voice has brought happy tears and emotions to the audience. When he was just 36, he died of cancer on 11th May 1981.
6) John Lennon
Net Worth: $12 million
John Lennon is one of the most famous singers of his times. His music was a great inspiration for all the newcomers. His sad demise on 8th December 1980 left all his fans crying.
7) Marilyn Monroe
Net Worth: $10 million
Marilyn Monroe is an actress, a diva and one of the top earning dead celebrities. Her work and success is still remembered even after her death on 5th August 1962 due to an overdose. She was considered as the most beautiful actress in her era.
8) Albert Einstein
Net Worth: $10 million
Albert Einstein is yet another celebrity who earned quite a lot even after his death. He is a very well-known scientist whose laws and findings are being used today as well. He died a natural death on 18th April 1955.
9) Theodor Geisel
Net Worth: $9 million
Theodor Geisel is a famous author. His book Cat in the Hat was indeed a good read. His death was a natural one and he left the world with huge fortunes on 24th September 1991.
10) Steve McQueen
Net Worth: $8 million
Steve McQueen is a charismatic actor who died on 30th November 1980 due to complications in his surgery. His source of income and his fame is his splendid acting. He is the tenth one in the list of top earning dead celebrities.
The top earning dead celebrities still manage to pile up huge amounts of wealth for their families. This is all for now!