In 2016, another world passed a few of the rich and famous – David Bowie died on 11 January at the age of 69 of liver cancer, over the subsequent months, becoming richer by a few million; singer and composer Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince), who died in April, went on to earn, increasing the condition; professional golfer Arnold Palmer, who died in September 2016, also managed to “earn” being in that light.
But the most successful of all the dead now this year is for Michael Jackson – his condition reached a record 825 million dollars. It year in year out continues to hold first place on the podium of the most rich and famous dead.
This year for 1st place in the ranking of dead celebrities from Forbes Jackson raised the deal to buy the Sony from his heirs share in Sony/ATV for $ 750 million. But at the time, the singer not recommend to invest in this overvalued publishing. In 1985, Jackson paid for the catalog of Sony/ATV, famous for its collection of Beatles 47.5 million dollars. Then sold it to Sony for 115 million and 50% of the company. And in March 2016, Sony has bought back his share. Thus, the return on investment was 30% per annum.
Artist Charles Schulz, Creator of Peanuts comics about Charles brown and Snoopy who passed away in February 2000 aged 77 years, came in 2nd place in the ranking of deceased celebrities. After the release in November 2015, the 65th anniversary of the comic book, computer animation in 3D titled the Peanuts Movie his fortune reached $ 48 million.
Referred to above, the athlete is Arnold Palmer, who died from heart disease, was in third place – his fortune amounted to 40 million dollars – 500 stores under its brand in Asia and produced by Arizona Beverage under the name of soft drinks provide him a good income.
Forever live the king of rock ‘ n ‘ roll Elvis Presley, departed to the other world to more than 39 years ago, fans who were unable to come to terms with this fact, still sells more than 1 million albums a year, and not electronic. But this is nothing compared to the millions of income that brings his house-Museum, Graceland. The king took an honorable fourth place with 27 million dollars.
In fifth place – Prince with $ 25 million. Famed singer and musician died at the age of 57 years old from an overdose during the hugely successful tour revenue from one show reached almost $ 2 million. Last year he sold over 2.5 million albums – more than any of the deceased artists.
Sixth place went to Bob Marley, who died 11 may 1981 from cancer at the age of 36 years. Him a fortune of 21 million dollars was secured not by the proceeds from the sale of albums. The more money he earned on the audio products under the brand House of Marley, soft drinks, Marley’s Mellow Mood and for selling Souvenirs.
Writer Thedor Geisel, better known as Dr. seuss, is one of the few in this list who have left this world by natural causes – he died at the age of 87 years. His children’s books has secured the seventh place in the ranking – they bring a stable income, which doubled in 2015 after the release of the previously unreleased What Pet Should I Get? and made 20 million dollars.
Killed John Lennon continues to earn on the sales of the albums of the Beatles over the last 25 years, only the U.S. has sold about 65 million albums. On the eighth place it has also raised the income from such projects as, for example, show Love!, which put Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Its total capital amounted to $ 12 million.
Albert Einstein also died of natural causes, was in ninth place with 11.5 million dollars. Well, he “sells” all over the world not only posters and t-shirts, but his name tablets Israeli company Fourier Systems and artificial intelligence module for CRM system Salesforce.
Model Bettie page, who retired at the age of 85 years, continues to increase sales of lingerie, clothing and Bridal women’s bags produced by the licensee. 11-million the state put her in 10th place.
Musician and actor David Bowie released his latest album, Blackstar, two days before death, due to the sharp sales growth even surpassed the earnings this year of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. His 11 th place.
50-year-old actor Steve McQueen, died as a result of unsuccessful operation, thanks to the image of the reckless tough guy until now through their heirs receives contracts from brands such as Porsche, Tag Heuer, Persol and Barbour. It is on 12th place with nine million dollars.
And completes the “dirty dozen” of the richest dead celebrities actress Elizabeth Taylor. On 13-m a place she was due to nine millions of dollars that she earned in the production of fragrances under his name. Perfume White Diamonds continue to bring her income.