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    Elvis Tops forbes list again

    Still the King . Did everyone see this, didn't see it posted but apoligies if it is
    I guess that answers the "what is wrong " thread below, notta, web traffic may be down but People still buy Elvis music, movies and visit Graceland in droves.


    BTW didn't Andy Warhol do a series of Elvis works of art from Flaming Star and something else? I should know for sure but lets just say this isn't one of my better days today for remembering things, I've lost my car keys twice already (No joke)

    From The Associated Press:

    Elvis tops Forbes' list of dead celebs
    By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

    Even in the afterlife, some celebrities remain big-time moneymakers. Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Kurt Cobain, Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe continue to earn enviable incomes from the grave, according to Forbes magazine.

    Presley, who died in 1977, raked in an estimated $52 million last year. Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994, generated about $50 million. Most of that came when his widow, Courtney Love, sold 25 percent of Nirvana's song catalog in April.

    Einstein, who has been dead for more than 50 years, took in about $20 million in 2005, Forbes estimates. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem controls the famed thinker's estate and collects $5 million a year from the use of his images. The university also earns royalties from Disney's line of Baby Einstein toys and videos, Forbes reports, which generated $400 million in sales last year.

    Warhol died in 1987. Still, he earned $16 million last year through the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which owns his estate. Monroe, who died in 1962, generated $8 million in 2005.
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    Thanks, for posting that Jim...
    It's interesting that Elvis still remains on top of the list, not that I'm surprised...
    Does most of this $$$$$$$ go to EPE?

    hope you find your car keys...

    franny

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    Quote Originally Posted by franny
    Thanks, for posting that Jim...
    It's interesting that Elvis still remains on top of the list, not that I'm surprised...
    Does most of this $$$$$$$ go to EPE?

    hope you find your car keys...

    franny


    That I don't know but I'd have to assume so since they do own the rights to the likeness and Image etc.

    Yeah I found them both times , just one of them days I guess.

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