Some celebrities make more money than they know what to do with, but some celebrities are so blessed that they make money after they die. These top 10 highest earning dead celebrities are so rich that they continue to make money even though they’re dead! These celebrities are literally making money by doing nothing – not even breathing. Here, we present part one of our list of the top 10 highest-earning dead celebrities. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Ten: Bruce Lee. Lee has raked in $9 million since he met his tragic demise. Lee died of cerebral edema in 1973, when he was just 32 years old. However, since his death Lee has remained a relevant and popular figure in the martial arts community, and he was even featured in an advertisement for Mazda in 2014.
Number Nine: Theodor Geisel. Tied with Lee on our list is Theodor Geisel, who has earned $9 million since his death. Geisel died in 1991 at the age of 87, but the renowned writer is a still a best-selling author all over the world. Theodor Geisel is responsible for bringing us Dr. Seuss.
Number Eight: Albert Einstein. Einstein died in 1955, and since then he has earned a hefty $11 million. Einstein’s face is immediately recognizable, and he has become a universal symbol for intelligence. Because of all the products featuring Einstein’s name and likeness, he continues to make a lot of money.
Number Seven: John Lennon. Lennon was a member of one of the world’s most iconic bands – The Beatles. Lennon was murdered when he was just 40 years old in 1980, and thanks to his sales on iTunes (both as a solo artist and a member of The Beatles), he has earned $12 million since his death. He has also earned money for a Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show.
Number Six: Marilyn Monroe. Since her death in 1963, Monroe has earned more than most people make in their lifetimes – $17 million! Her face and life story has essentially become its own brand, and she continues to be idolized by people all over the world. Stay tuned for part two of this list, coming soon!