List of Top Earning Dead Celebrities
1. Kurt Cobain – $50
- Kurt Donald Cobain was the leader of Nirvana, the multi-platinum grunge band that redefined the sound of the nineties. He died by putting a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. On Thursday April the 7th ~ two days after a medical examiner says Cobain shot himself and the day before his body was found by the police.
2. Elvis Presley – $42
- His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.
- He is the most widely syndicated cartoonist in history, with his work appearing in over 2,300 newspapers. He has published more than 1,400 books, won Peabody and Emmy awards for his animated specials, and is responsible for the most-produced musical in the American theatre, entitled “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”. And all this diversity and recognition and continuous success began 45 years ago when the United Feature Syndicate ran the first installment of a comic strip it dubbed “Peanuts”.
4.John Lennon – $24
- John Lennon was born in Liverpool in the autumn of 1940, he is one of the four members of the Beatles, his iconic image is always been a history. The so-called “smart Beatle,” heir band made a great impact in the music scene. Lennon was shot to death outside the apartment building where he and Ono lived on the night of December 8, 1980. Lennon’s death broke hearts around the world. In the U.S. In the twenty-five years since, Lennon’s influence and symbolic importance have only grown. His biggest contribution in music will always be remembered.
5. Albert Einstein – $29
- Albert Einstein is a renowned name not only among physicists and scientists but to the whole world. He was and is known as a genius. Einstein was interested in Math, Physics, Politics and religion. Einstein was a religious man but he was not discriminate about different religions. Known for his Annalen der Physik (Annals of Physics) and “General Theory of Relativity”. After his death in 1955 A.D his brain was kept preserved, which was studied by scientists to find the secret of the great genius of Albert Einstein.
6. Andy Warhol- $ 19
- Famous American Pop Artist, born as Andrew Warhola, in August 6, 1928, Pennsylvania, USA. Popular Andy Warhol paintings include, “Campbell’s Soup Can”, “Turquoise Marilyn”, “Brillo Boxes”, “Mickey Mouse” and “16 Jackies”. Died February 22, 1987
7. Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss – $10
- A writer and illustrator. He was born on March 2, 1904, Springfield, Mass., U.S. He studied at Dartmouth College and did doctoral work at the University of Oxford. He probably known as 20th century’s most famous author for children, he wrote and illustrated nearly 50 books of quirky children’s verse during his lifetime. His books were famous for their funny rhymes and whimsical characters; among his most famous titles are The Cat in the Hat (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), Horton Hears a Who (1954) and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960). His story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) was made into 1966 animated TV special (directed by Chuck Jones)and a 2000 feature film starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch. Dr. Seuss was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 1984. He died on Sept. 24, 1991, La Jolla, Calif. U.S, after an illness of several months, The New York Times noted in its obituary. And his exact cause of death was unclear.
Ray Charles – $10
- Born as Ray Charles Robinson, in September 23, 19, Albany Georgia. His American singer, songwriter and pianist who popularize the rhythm and blues genre. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine rank him as number 10 on the list of 100 Best Artist of All Time. Some of his hit songs are “Georgia On My Mind”, ” Hit The Road Jack” and “Unchain My Heart”. He died on June 10, 2004.
9. Marilyn Monroe – $8
- She’s undeniably the most famous blonde bombshell of all time. Her quiet, flirty voice and soft features made her extremely loveable, but her curvy body made her a sex symbol. Born as Norma Jean Mortensen, died due of sleeping overdose on August 5, 1962 drug at a young age of 36.
10. Johnny Cash – $8
- Known as “The Man in Black” for the way he dressed on stage, Johnny Cash began his expansive five-decade career in 1955. His own style of song – a sound that often intersected folk, ran alongside rock & roll, but was labeled as country. He is known for his “ Hey Porter” and “Cry Cry Cry,”. Johnny Cash became addicted to amphetamines, thereby making him more withdrawn than ever from the public’s eye. And, in 1965, he was arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs in his guitar case through an El Paso airport. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 15, 2003, from respiratory failure due to complications from diabetes.