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Proving that death can actually be profitable probably isn't something that Paul Walker had in mind when he sped to his death in a Porsche Carrera GT in November 2013 but during 2015 the actor made $10.5 million.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Albert Einstein was obviously a smart fellow but did he foresee a time when he would earn $11 million a year after death?

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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You would imagine that John Lennon and the other Beatles would earn more than $12 million a year from their back catalogue but various changes in ownership to the Beatles song rights must have lowered their income.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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You would imagine that John Lennon and the other Beatles would earn more than $12 million a year from their back catalogue but various changes in ownership to the Beatles song rights must have lowered their income.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Marilyn Monroe died more than 4 decades ago but this style icon and actress earned $17 million from various sources.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Elizabeth Taylor's estate earns royalties when her work is aired but we're still staggered to learn that $20 million was added to the coffers during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Bob Marley remains a icon more than 3 decades after his untimely death in 1981. For this reason alone we're not surprised that his estate made around $21 million from record sales and merchandising during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Bob Marley remains a icon more than 3 decades after his untimely death in 1981. For this reason alone we're not surprised that his estate made around $21 million from record sales and merchandising during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Charles Schulz, the creator of Snoopy made $40 million dollars during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Elvis Presley has been dead for decades but his estate still gets regular revenues. During 2015 the singer made a staggering $55 million dollars but that's nothing compared to the amount our number one decease celeb made during the same period.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Michael Jackson remains the number one recording artist for millions of people across the world so no wonder the Thriller star's estate took $115 million during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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Michael Jackson remains the number one recording artist for millions of people across the world so no wonder the Thriller star's estate took $115 million during 2015.

Michael Jackson’s Latest Song

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