Michael Jackson: $ 170 million

Occupation: Musician
Died: June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 years
Cause of death: drug overdose

 Since last year, Michael Jackson's revenues fell by more than $ 100 million, but he continues to bring to their heirs huge sums. The main sources of income - sales of songs, share music catalog Sony / ATV and advertising contracts. The following year, were added tickets to the show Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, the first performance of which took place about a month ago. More Jackson in the music industry earns only group U2, whose members are still alive and are active.
Elvis Presley: $ 55 million

Occupation: singer, actor
Died: August 16, 1977 at age 42
Cause of death: heart attack

Revenues "King of Rock 'n' roll" over the past year fell by $ 5 million, but that's not enough to remove him from second place. A significant portion of the proceeds dead star excursion ticket sales bring in his native Graceland estate, as well as share in box-office show Cirque du Soleil: Elvis Presley.

Marilyn Monroe: $ 27 million

Occupation: Actress, singer
Died: August 5, 1962 at age 36
Cause of death: an overdose of sleeping pills

After nearly half a century after his death, Marilyn Monroe is experiencing a commercial revival. Earlier this year, the company Authentic Brands acquired the rights to the image of sex symbol and now runs a clothing line of premium cosmetics and restaurant chain with her name. The image of Monroe this year has already been used in advertising Dior.

Charles Schulz: $ 25 million

Occupation: comic book author
Died: February 12, 2000, at age 77
Cause of death: cancer

Last year, Iconix acquired a 80% rights to the characters of Schulz. Since that time, she sold the license to them a few dozen companies, including Capcom, Warner Home Video, ABC and Halmark. Comics Schultz gradually began to develop modern formats of digital components became available on-line store iTunes.

John Lennon: $ 12 million

Occupation: Musician
Died: December 8, 1980 at age 40
Cause of death: Murder

Last year, the music of the legendary quartet finally start selling on iTunes. Since that time, through the online Apple Store has been acquired over 9 million songs of The Beatles and 1.5 million of their albums. Of course, continues to buy music at the Liverpool quartet and traditional media - records, CD and DVD. Additional income from royalties Lennon bring ideas Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles.

Elizabeth Taylor: $ 12 million

Occupation: actress
Died: March 23, 2011 at age 79
Cause of death: heart attack

The death of old Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor provoked peak sales of its cosmetics line White Diamonds. Should expect Taylor's rating in the next year: the auction house Christie's in December, to be auctioned off her jewelry, which should bring her heirs about $ 30 million

Albert Einstein: $ 10 million

Revenues: $ 10 million
Occupation: Scientist
Died: April 18, 1955 at the age of 76 years
Cause of death: natural causes

Over the past year has not changed income Einstein nor his sources. The name of the great physicist is still used for the sale of toys for children intellekutalnyh company Baby Einstein, owned by Disney. Money for the image of the scientist pay the Italian Banca Profilo and automaker Chrysler, as well as Nintendo, which sells for its portable video game consoles DS Einstein's Brain Power.

Theodore Gayzel: $ 9 million

Type of business: children's author
Died: September 24, 1991 at age 87
Cause of death: natural causes

Theodore Gayzel (also known as Dr. Seuss) prodolazhet remain the best-selling novelist in history for young children. Was recently published and immediately became a hit collection of seven of his lesser-known works illustrated, which was called The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories. Deductions for the use of characters Gayzelya pay Universal Studios, Hallmark and Leapfrog.

Jimi Hendrix: $ 7 million

Occupation: Musician
Died: September 18, 1970 at age 27
Cause of death: an overdose of barbiturates

For the year revenues grew Hendrix for $ 1 million largely contributed to this expensive advertising campaign HP, which used his music as well as a unique set of five discs, released and sold Winterland through Amazon.

Stieg Larsson: $ 7 million

Occupation: Writer
Died: November 9, 2004 at the age of 50 years
Cause of death: heart attack

Revenue's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" for the year fell by half. In the world sold more than 40 million copies of his three books, and in December, Sony will release in cinemas film based on the trilogy. It is sad that Larsson has not witnessed a tremendous success.

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