Join us on a journey through the lives of legendary icons whose influence transcends time in music, film, and science. From Elvis Presley to Albert Einstein, these immortal artists have left an indelible mark on our world. Their enduring legacies thrive, accompanied by substantial wealth.
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, passed away in 1977. Despite 36 years since his death, his royalty earnings continue to surpass $55 million annually.
The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson‘s death remain unknown. Nevertheless, the artist, who passed away in 2011, earned an impressive $145 million annually and was exempt from royalties.
John Lennon, one of The Beatles’ founders, met a tragic end when he was shot by a fan, Mark David Chapman, in 1980. Even 33 years after his death, Lennon’s annual royalty earnings stand at $12 million, confirming his iconic status.
Bob Marley, the legendary singer, continues to earn a remarkable $17 million annually from album royalties, 32 years after his passing.
Marilyn Monroe, the 20th-century pop icon, tragically passed away in 1962. The debate over her death—whether suicide or assassination—persists. Nonetheless, her estate earned $10 million this year from the sale of her film royalties and personal belongings.
Hollywood’s violet-eyed beauty, Elizabeth Taylor, passed away in 2011. Just one year after her death, the Oscar winner’s estate earned an astounding $210 million from the sale of her personal belongings and royalties, benefiting her four children and their associations.
Dr. Seuss, the beloved author of the ‘Seuss’ children’s book series, earned $9 million last year. Geisel passed away in 1991.
Famous American illustrator, animator, and producer Charles Monroe Schulz passed away in 2000 at the age of 77 due to heart failure. The heirs of Schulz, creator of the cartoon hero Snoopy, earned an impressive $36 million in royalties this year.
Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, passed away in 1965. Einstein, who had only one marriage and divorce in his life, left most of his inheritance to his eldest son Hans. This year, an additional $10 million was added to Einstein’s account from royalties.