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Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley & More Earn Big Money From The Grave

October 27th, 2005 8:08pm EDT
Elvis PresleyOnce again Elvis Presley is No. 1 on Forbes.com's annual list of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities," earning an estimated $45 million between October 2004 - October 2005. He and the 12 other members of the list, including fellow musicians Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, brought in a collective $186 million in the last year!

The fifth annual ranking of "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities," assesses the earning power of deceased celebrities, including musicians, actors, authors, songwriters and composers, among others.

This year's list (earnings in $ millions):

1. Elvis Presley ($45)
2. Charles Schulz ($35)
3. John Lennon ($22)
4. Andy Warhol ($16)
5. Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel ($10)
6. Marlon Brando ($9)
7. Marilyn Monroe ($8)
8. J.R.R. Tolkien ($8)
9. George Harrison ($7)
10. Johnny Cash ($7)
11. Irving Berlin ($7)
12. Bob Marley ($6)
13. Ray Charles ($6)