Richest dead celebrities that are still earning money!
There is no doubt that the popular stars are swimming in their pool full of money and if they manage not to burn it, they have enough to provide a comfortable and full of prosperity life for their next generation but do they mean that they should not work!? No! It is a lot of money but probably not that much. However, there is one thing they can do and that is for them to try to become a legend just like the ones on this list so that they can earn loads of money even after their deaths!
Elizabeth Taylor - $8 million
Elizabeth Taylor the greatest legends of cinema known for the performances in "Cleopatra" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The actress with the most magnetic look married 7 husbands in her life, although it should be noted that she married one of them twice in a row! Her first spouse was Conrad Hilton Jr., Mike Todd and then she married Eddie Fisher (singer) and her co-star from the set of "Cleopatra". Elizabeth Taylor is indeed a legend as her perfume is still the top-selling one and also her jewelry collection!
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David Bowie - $9.5 million
David Bowie who was born on the 8th of January 1947 was a well-known figure in music and he was always admired for his innovative musical work. During his career, he sold out 140 million albums worldwide which made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. On January 10th, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album Blackstar, the star died from liver cancer after fighting with the illness for 18 months! He did not make any announcement about the fact that he was diagnosed with liver cancer and that was one of the many reasons people were unbelievably shocked by the saddening news of his death. And up to today, he still is earning from The Thin White Duke!
Albert Einstein - $10 million
The famous theoretical physicist who developed the world's most famous equation on mass-energy equivalence declined an offer to be the president of Israel. In 1952 the embassy of Israel sent a letter to the professor offering a presidential position with the freedom to continue with his scientific work that would be completely sponsored by the Israeli government. Albert Einstein was Jewish so he was considered a perfect candidate for the position. We owe so many things to this genius man. He still is earning money even though he is long gone!
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John Lennon - $12 million
The Beatles singer was shot as he was entering his apartment in New York City. As Mark David Chapman, the killer mentioned once, firstly he asked him to sign his CD and saw him take off with Yoko. Then waited till he came back and as he was entering his apartment the shooter shot him in his back 5 times, 4 hit the target. The shooter later added that the reason behind this murder was because he wanted to make a name for himself. He is also still earning money from his music.
Prince - $18 million
Prince was born on June 7th, 1958 into a family of musical traditions. Although his father was also a musician, the singer and composer were self-taught. 30 albums, 7 Grammy awards, a fame difficult to describe with words. The artist who on his first studio album played 27 instruments at the same time, who is known among other things for the soundtrack of Batman, Prince, passed away at the age of 57 years, discovered at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota.
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Tom Petty - $20 million
Tom Petty went bankrupt in 1979! Everything happened in 1979 when he refused to be transferred to another record company after ABC records were acquired by MCA Records. The singer declared himself insolvent in an attempt to repeal his contract and ended up winning, by signing a new agreement with Backstreet Records, one of the MCA affiliates. Currently, he is on our list because he passed away on the tour and all the earning from that has been left for the next generation!
Bob Marley - $23 million
We bet that each of our readers knows at least one title of his song! Being one of the most charismatic artists of all time, Bob Marley has earned the love and respect not only of his own countrymen but also of reggae fans and their fans in general. Marley lost his life on May 11, 1981, a story that can change the image of the music world was recently published. With the help of his kids, he is right now earning from being the face of House of Marley and also the headphones and beverages!
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Elvis Presley - $35 million
Elvis Presley who was born on the 8th of January 1935 is known as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and he is known as the King of Rock and Roll. Elvis’ divorce happened on October 9th, 1973 and his first overdose happened right after that. Twice during the same year, he overdosed and he spent 3 days in a coma. Despite his health that was constantly deteriorating, the star took another tour. As scheduled, he was going to have another tour on 16 of August 1977. His then-girlfriend found him in an unresponsive state on his bathroom floor and his death was pronounced at 3:30 PM.
Michael Jackson - $75 million
Michael Jackson who was born on the 29th of August 1958 and left us on 25th of June 2009 was the legend of pop. The named him King of Pop. He is one of the most popular artists of all time and the best-selling music artist by the time he passed away. His album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. He achieved Guinness World Records for Successful Entertainer of All Time. numerous Grammys or to be more precise, he was the holder of 13 Grammys. His death has been speculated that was related to the negligence of his doctor, Dr. Murray).
Today we remember the life, legacy and talent of Michael Jackson. It was 9 years ago today we lost him. In his honor I'm playing "Thriller" track by track this afternoon for #MusicMonday. We miss The King. (August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009). #MichaelJacksonpic.twitter.com/YJpFCP7dd8— Chrissy (@PerryJuDo4ever) June 25, 2018