Top 10 Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities 2012: Elizabeth Taylor @ Number 1 Spot

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Oct 26, 2012 – Top 10 Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities 2012: Elizabeth Taylor @ Number 1 Spot

According to Forbes magazine recent compilation, American actress Elizabeth Taylor is now on the #1 spot of the highest earning dead celebrities with an estimated income of $210 million for 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011 after a congestive heart failure in LA.

Below is a complete list from Forbes Magazine

Top Paid Highest Dead Celebrities

Elizabeth Taylor
$210 million
Actress
Died: March 23, 2011
Age: 79
Cause Of Death: Heart failure

Michael Jackson
$145 million
Singer
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50
Cause: Overdose/homicide

Elvis Presley
$55 million
Singer, actor
Died: August 16, 1977
Age: 42
Cause: Heart attack

Charles Schulz
$37 million
Cartoonist
Died: February 12, 2000
Age: 77
Cause: Colon cancer

Bob Marley
$17 million
Singer
Died: May 11, 1981
Age: 36
Cause: Cancer

John Lennon
$12 million
Singer
Died: December 8, 1980
Age: 40
Cause: Murder

Marilyn Monroe
$10 million
Actress
Died: August 5, 1962
Age: 36

Albert Einstein
$10 million
Scientist
Died: April 18, 1955
Age: 76
Cause: Natural causes

Theodor Geisel
$9 million
Author
Died: September, 24, 1991
Age: 87
Cause: Natural causes

Steve McQueen
$8 million
Actor
Died: November 30, 1980
Age: 50
Cause: Complication from surgery

Bettie Page
$8 million
Actress
Died: December 11, 2008
Age: 85
Cause: Natural causes

Richard Rogers
$6 million
Song writer
Died: December 30, 1979
Age: 77
Cause: Chronic illness

George Harrison
$5.5 million
Musician
Died: November 29, 2001
Age: 58
Cause: Cancer