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Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me

Good news for those of you celebs planning on kicking the bucket soon — not only does death be not proud, but it’s not poor, either.  If you play your cards right, the cash cow of your fame could moo on in perpetuity.  Just ask Forbes Magazine, which has published its annual list of dead folksest with the mostest.  Or ask Biography Resource Center, which has biographies for all of the individuals that made the Forbes top 13 dearly departed grossers of the past 12 months.

  1. Yves Saint Laurent, $350 million, six narrative biographies and two brief biographies
  2. Rodgers & Hammerstein, $235 million,
    1. Oscar Hammerstein, six narrative and three brief
    2. Richard Rodgers, eight narrative and three brief
  3. Michael Jackson, $90 million, nine narrative and seven brief
  4. Elvis Presley, $55 million, seven narrative and four brief
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, $50 million, 13 narrative and two brief
  6. Charles Schulz, $35 million, seven narrative and two brief
  7. John Lennon, $15 million, six narrative and four brief
  8. Dr. Seuss, $15 million, eight narrative and three brief
  9. Albert Einstein, $10 million, 26 narrative and two brief
  10. Michael Crichton, $9 million, 10 narrative and five brief
  11. Aaron Spelling, $8 million, four narrative and three brief
  12. Jimi Hendrix, $8 million, nine narrative and two brief
  13. Andy Warhol, $6 million, 15 narrative and two brief
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Posted on: October 28, 2009, 4:32 pm Category: Factoids Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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