Top-earning dead rock stars
Forbes’ list of top-earning deceased musicians for 2014 came out recently and the amounts of money being earned by their estates is stunning. Here are the results of this year’s list:
Michael Jackson’s estate came in first at $140 million.
Elvis Presley’s estate takes second at $55 million.
Finishing in third is Bob Marley at $20 million.
John Lennon’s estate comes in fourth with $12 million.
Runners up include George Harrison, Tupac Shakur, Richard Rogers, Frank Sinatra and Jimi Hendrix.
See Zack O’Malley Greenburg, The Top-Earning Dead Musicians of 2014, Forbes, Oct. 31, 2014. http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2014/10/31/the-top-earning-dead-musicians-of-2014/