Presley Remains Top Dead Celebrity Earner
Legendary rocker ELVIS PRESLEY remains the highest earning dead celebrity - 28 years after he passed away in 1977.
Forbes' annual list of Ten Top Earning Dead Celebrities shows Presley is the top earner for the fifth straight year, generating $45 million (GBP25 million) for his estate.
PEANUTS cartoonist CHARLES SCHULZ, who died in 2000, holds the number two spot, with $35 million (GBP19.4 million).
The magazine has also calculated what playwright WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's heirs might collect each year if he were still under copyright and estimated it to be $15 million (GBP8.3 million) with over 5,000 performances of his plays and hundreds of thousands of books sold in the last year.
The Top Five Highest Earning Dead Celebrities are:1. ELVIS PRESLEY (died in 1977) - $45 million (GBP25 million) 2. CHARLES SCHULZ (died in 2000) - $35 million (GBP19.4 million) 3. JOHN LENNON (died in 1980) - $22 million (GBP12.2 million) 4. ANDY WARHOL (died in 1987) - $16 million (GBP8.9 million)
5. DR SEUSS (died in 1991) - $10 million (GBP5.6 million).