Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Top-earning dead celebrities

Published: Nov 28, 2015 06:37:46 AM IST
Updated: Dec 14, 2015 05:22:24 PM IST

Life ends. business goes on. while these 13 stars slumber six feet under, up above they still pull in millions of dollars in record deals, feature films and product placements. (Swig of Bob Marley relaxation elixir, anyone?) These working dead are industrious—their aggregate afterlife pre-tax earnings in the last 12 months totalled $338.5 million. For more capitalism from the crypt, including our complete methodology, go to

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Top-earning dead celebrities

(This story appears in the 11 December, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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