Richest dead celebrities
Forbes has presented an annual ranking of the wealthiest deceased celebrities. He headed the list of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson - in the reporting period from June 2012 to June 2013, the performer would earn $ 160 million. For comparison, the leader in terms of income in the rating of "live" stars - Madonna - received the same period only $ 125 million
1. Michael Jackson
Income: $ 160 million Who: singer Date of death: June 25, 2009 Age at death: 50 years Cause of death: overdose with medicines The heirs of the “king of pop music” receive from the two shows of the famous Cirque du Soleil troupe - Immortal tour Jackson's creative work has generated $ 300 million in revenue since last year, and in May, Canadians, inspired by success, created a new idea One. The culmination of the production was the appearance of a hologram of the singer himself in the final of the show. Jackson also left the rights to 50% of the income from the Sony / ATV music catalog, which includes hits from The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
2. Elvis Presley
Income: $ 55 million Who: singer, actor Date of death: August 16, 1977 Age at death: 42 Cause of death: heart attack“The King of Rock and Roll”, although inferior in terms of income to the “King of Pop”, remains high in the rankings. The income of Presley's heirs is made up of a massive pilgrimage of fans on the Graceland estate and deductions from the Apollo Global Management fund purchase of billionaire Leon Black of CKX, a partner of American Idol, as well as Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali property in 2011. Apollo paid $ 509 million for these assets.
3. Charles Monroe Schulz
Income: $ 37 million Who: caricaturist painter Date of death: February 12, 2000 Age at death: 77 Cause of death: cancer The heirs of the caricaturist and 13 years after Schultz died, the comics of the legendary artist, translated into 21 languages and published in 75 countries. Revenues are brought in by the partnership with the Iconix Brand Group, which acquired 80% of the rights to the characters of Schultz. The film company Fox announced the beginning of work on the film in his comics.
4. Elizabeth Taylor
Income: $ 25 million Who: Actress Date of death: March 23, 2011 Age at death: 79 Reason for death: cardiac arrest The leader of the last rating sharply reduced revenues from last year’s $ 185 million, received due to a successful sale of things of the late film star at Christie’s.Sales of Taylor White Diamonds brand fragrance in the States alone in 2012 totaled $ 35 million.
5. Bob Marley
Income: $ 18 million Who: singer Date of death: May 11, 1981 Age at death: 36 Cause of death: cancer The legend of reggae music during his lifetime was a consistent critic of capitalism. However, after death, the name Marley inevitably turned into a profitable brand. Over the past two decades, 75 million copies of the singer's albums have been sold, and his heirs receive deductions from the release of branded Marley Beverage drinks and House of Marley lifestyle products.
6. Marilyn Monroe
Income: $ 15 million Who: Actress Date of death: August 5, 1962 Age at death: 36 Cause of death: overdose with medicines The commercial legacy of the legendary actress develops because of the continuing interest of advertisers in the iconic image. Monroe recently appeared in the Sexy Hair advertising campaign, Macy’s is selling the Monroe clothing line, and the actress has become the new face of Chanel No.5.
7. John Lennon
Income: $ 12 million Who: singer Date of death: December 8, 1980 Age at death: 40 Cause of death: murder The Beatles Albums are still a hot commodity. Since 1992, more than 63 million records have been sold in the States alone.Also, the heirs of Lennon receive contributions from the Cirque du Soleil show based on the work of the Liverpool Four - Love!
8. Albert Einstein
Income: $ 10 million Who: scientist Date of death: April 18, 1955 Age at death: 76 Cause of death: for natural reasons Monblanc company produces a limited series of Einstein watches for $ 3000 per piece. The name of Einstein is especially loved by the manufacturers of “smart” products - scientific equipment, tablet computers, etc.
9. Betty Page
Income: $ 10 million Who: Actress Date of death: December 11, 2008 Age at death: 85 Cause of death: For natural reasons, the pin-up star has a cult status in the United States. In New York, Las Vegas, and even Portland, Paige’s boutiques operate in which actress fans can copy the idol’s style.
10. Theodore Geisel
Income: $ 9 million Who: Writer Date of death: September 24, 1991 Age at death: 87 Cause of death: for natural reasons Theodore Geisel - or rather, his Doctor Seuss - does not go out of fashion, and millions of children around the world learn to read his books like One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. The full-length cartoon "Lorax", released last year, brought in $ 349 million. Soon, two more works of Geisel will be produced in Hollywood films.
Income: $ 9 million Who: actor Date of death: November 30, 1980 Age at death: 50 Cause of death: complication after surgery Oblique McQueen symbolizes “coolness” 33 years after the death of the actor. A limited batch of Steve McQueen Triumph motorcycles are priced at $ 10,000 apiece. And the Tommy Hilfiger and Persol brands still use the actor's aura in their advertisements, as well as the watch brand Tag Heuer.
12. Bruce Lee
Income: $ 7 million Who: fighter, actor Date of death: July 20, 1973 Age at death: 32 Cause of death: brain swelling The image of the cult fighter in his Keep Walking campaign involves the brand Johny Walker.
13. Jenny Rivera
Income: $ 7 million Who: singer Date of death: December 9, 2012 Age at death: 43 Cause of death: plane crash The Mexican star crashed in a plane crash in December 2012. Since then, her records sold in the amount of 880,000.