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GirlHappy19
10-29-2007, 05:25 PM
Forbes10/29/2007 3:00 PM ET

Top-earning dead celebrities? Elvis, Lennon

The King reclaims his top spot on the list with a $49 million estate, while settlements with Apple and EMI boost the Beatle today




By Forbes.com (http://www.forbes.com/?partner=msnedit) The 13 legends in our seventh annual list of the Top-earning dead celebrities (http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/26/top-dead-celebrity-biz-media-deadcelebs07-cz_lg_1029celeb_slide_2.html?partner=msnedit) grossed a combined $232 million in the past 12 months. Many are instantly recognizable one-name wonders (Elvis, Marilyn, Warhol) who still command attention worldwide, making them a marketer's ideal pitchman.
Indeed, all the members of this year's club are the linchhpins of enormously profitable -- and growing -- merchandising empires. Albert Einstein's (http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/26/top-dead-celebrity-biz-media-deadcelebs07_cz_lg_1029celeb_slide_6.html?partner= msnedit) name is used to peddle Baby Einstein DVDs. Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel's (http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/26/top-dead-celebrity-biz-media-deadcelebs07_cz_lg_1029celeb_slide_8.html?partner= msnedit) books are a staple of every kiddie library on the planet. Hundreds of performances of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" pad the portfolio of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz each year -- as do comic strips that are still syndicated daily in thousands of newspapers worldwide.
But even in death, there can only be one King. Reclaiming his top spot on the list is Elvis Presley (http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/26/top-dead-celebrity-biz-media-deadcelebs07_cz_lg_1029celeb_slide_2.html?partner= msnedit), whose estate generated $49 million in the past year. CKX (CKXE (http://moneycentral.msn.com/detail/stock_quote?Symbol=CKXE), news (http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/rcnews.asp?Symbol=CKXE), msgs (http://moneycentral.msn.com/community/message/board.asp?Symbol=CKXE)), the publicly traded firm that presides over the bulk of the Elvis empire (daughter Lisa Marie Presley retains a 15% stake) announced a massive overhaul of Graceland this summer. Additions will include a hotel convention center, a state-of-the-art multimedia museum and a spiffier visitors center.

JDD
10-29-2007, 05:57 PM
Most living celebrities that are considered "stars" today, would be thrilled making that kind of money. Elvis has amazing staying power all things considered.
John Lennon at 44 million in second place is also amazing. Most music artists don't have a long shelf life, both Elvis and Lennon had two seperate career boom periods, and both died very young and both are now actually making as much and really more money dead then they did alive and their fan bases seem to grow younger and younger. I find it incredible how popular both are 30 and 27 years after their deaths.

JD

Unchained Melody
10-29-2007, 06:06 PM
Elvis still takin' care of business even in death. Very cool, let's beat 'em all again in '08;)

keke23
10-30-2007, 01:30 PM
Yall do know that it's the same powers makin that cash for Elvis that yall are against makin the comin changes?

Burning_Love
10-30-2007, 01:32 PM
Once, i heard it was Kurt Cobbain, and i thought: "now how was that?" but Elvis, he has still got it :clap:

rocknroll
10-30-2007, 02:08 PM
Yall do know that it's the same powers makin that cash for Elvis that yall are against makin the comin changes?

Please translate

Miss Clawdy
10-30-2007, 02:39 PM
Yall do know that it's the same powers makin that cash for Elvis that yall are against makin the comin changes?

:hmm: Strange...Elvis made it to No 1 without help of 'The Coming Changes' ??? :blink:

keke23
10-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Please translate

It's the same folks makin that money for Elvis today that yall are applaudin that's about to revamp the Graceland tourist attraction that yall are blastin.

SweetCaroline
10-30-2007, 02:45 PM
:king: This was great news to read!!!
YAH ELVIS!!! I don't care about the money thing, but it thrills me to no end that more and more love him so, and know the joy of ELVIS and his music!!! :king:

Diane
10-30-2007, 02:54 PM
(y)(y)(y) Miss Clawdy.


Diane

Donut
10-30-2007, 03:00 PM
The only thing that is important to me is that his music keeps selling, who cares about that, that money doesn´t go to Elvis anymore.

elvis himselvis
10-30-2007, 03:24 PM
I think he got so much money,because of his 30 anniversary of his death.
And afcource because he has great music stuff:D

keke23
10-30-2007, 03:52 PM
Elvis Week 07 brought in more money, both to EPE and Memphis, than ever before. The city racked up in hotel expenses and tourism.

rocknroll
10-30-2007, 05:14 PM
It's the same folks makin that money for Elvis today that yall are applaudin that's about to revamp the Graceland tourist attraction that yall are blastin.

Please translate.

Anyway, I believe it is Elvis' everlasting popularity and amazing talent that is raking in the dough, and no one else. But keep trying to stir it up with an unrelated post to the thread and maybe you can achieve the same fate as your buddy.

rhythmknights
10-30-2007, 09:35 PM
all right, Elvis. always #1 in my heart!


"Hey, Kurt, I'm back on top!"

Unchained Melody
10-30-2007, 10:20 PM
Nobody will EVER surpass Elvis imo..whether he's number 1 top earning dead celebrity or not..he'll always be #1 to me.;)

elvis himselvis
10-31-2007, 04:14 PM
Nobody will EVER surpass Elvis imo..whether he's number 1 top earning dead celebrity or not..he'll always be #1 to me.;)

Well said Brad,for me too
:king: