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These Deceased Celebrities Still Earn More than You Can Earn in Your Lifetime

By MyHowBook Team ⚈ Published On:

Death is not the end, at least not in the financial sense and the Forbes’ list of highest-paid dead celebrities 2018 justifies it. Though their souls have departed, many celebrities continue to rack up some significant amounts of revenue posthumously. Forbes has estimated pre-tax earning of deceased celebrities from October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2018. Here are 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrities of 2018.

13. Bettie Page - $7 million

Died: December 11, 2008 (85)

Cause: Natural Causes

12. Muhammad Ali - $8 million

Died: June 3, 2016 (74)

Cause: Septic Shock

11. XXXTentacion - $11 million

Died: June 18, 2018 (20)

Cause: Homicide

10. John Lennon - $12 million

 Died: December 8, 1980 (40)

Cause: Homicide

9. Prince -$13 million

Died: April 21, 2016 (57)

Cause: Overdose

8. Marilyn Monroe - $14 million

Died: August 5, 1962 (36)

Cause: Overdose

7. Hugh Hefner - $15 million

Died: September 27, 2017 (91)

Cause: Cardiac arrest

6. Dr. Seuss - $16 million

Died: September 24, 1991 (87)

Cause: Cancer

5. Bob Marley - $23 million

Died: May 11, 1981 (36)

Cause: Cancer

4. Charles Schulz - $34 million

Died: February 12, 2000 (77)

Cause: Colon Cancer

3. Arnold Palmer - $35 million

Died: September 25, 2016 (87)

Cause: Heart disease

2. Elvis Presley - $40 million

Died: August 16, 1977 (42)

Cause: Heart Attack

1. Michael Jackson - $400 million

Died: June 25, 2009 (50)

Cause: Overdose/Homicide