Here we have listed 10 Stars who are still making money beyond the grave, yeah they have no use of this money but they are still making money after so many years of their death. The list has been confirmed by Forbes, and listed as per their earnings in 2012.
Elizabeth Taylor: We will always remember her as the charming Cleopatra who rolled out of the carpet in front of the Emporer. Her charm and immense wealth continues to be the talk of the town after the sale of this beautiful star’s jewel and art collection by Christie’s. Even after her death she has secured her near and dear ones financially. Her image and glamour quotient is yet to be capitalized on.
Michael Jackson: This amazing performing star who was known for creating magic with his music and dance has earned a record amount of moolah post his death. The money poured in from his half stake in the Sony/ATV publishing catalog, his music catalog, the Michael Jackson Immortal world tour and myriad other sources.
Elvis Presley: Elvis with his incredible showmanship and unlimited charm was rightly known as the king of Rock n Roll. His income plateaued this year—the conclusion of his Viva Elvis show in Las Vegas was compensated by a jump in Graceland attendance due to last year’s unusually warm weather.
Charles Schulz: Even though it has been a few decades since Charlie Brown and the others of his gang came on the scene they still have their charm. The estate in conjunction with Iconic Brand Group still rakes in much cash through advertisement and licensing deals.
Bob Marley: Though he was known more for his musical talent than his penchant for business, he became one posthumously. Apart from selling albums, he has branched to beverages (Marley Beverage Company) and ecologically friendly lifestyle and audio items (House of Marley), becoming a commercial success.
John Lennon: John Lennon was considered the heart of the Beatles and after his death his albums still bring in the money. His music lives on with a Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil show and licensing agreements with Cisco to mention just a few. Meanwhile, his fervor for other things are kept alive by his widow and son
Marilyn Monroe: Beautiful, innocent and yet the epitome of sensuality, Marilyn Monroe was the fantasy of many men and her allure still lives on. The rights to license Monroe have been purchased by Authentic Brands Group. The revenue is pouring in and more is expected to do so in the future.
Albert Einstein: Albert Einstein has been equated with being smart. So in case you want your company name or brand to be related to being smart, then Einstein is the man to speak for you. With careful screening his estate is going with companies that complement his smart image. You can expect the name Einstein to bring in a lot of earnings soon, in the years to come.
Dr. Seuss: His name will never be forgotten as even today little kids learn to read using his books like One Fish Two Fish etc. His books made learning to read a playful adventure in the life of every child. The movie The Lorax which was based on his book earned more than 300 million dollars and a new adaptation of Cat in the Hat is also going to come out soon
Steve McQueen: Known for his portrayal of the Anti-hero, Steve McQueen represented the word cool and continues to do so even after his death. A Steve McQueen Triumph motorcycle in limited editions has been doing good business priced at $10000/- each. Popular brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Persol have capitalized on his undeniable quality of cool that is essentially McQueen. This star is also a Tag Heuer ambassador.