Sunday, November 2, 2008

Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

While things might be topsy-turvy in the financial markets above ground, it's still a bull market in the boneyard. The 13 famous names that make up our Top-Earning Dead Celebrities earned a combined $194 million over the last 12 months. Topping the list for the second year running, is the former King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Without so much as lifting a finger, the Memphis Flash earned a whopping $52 million in the last year. That's more than some of the music industry's biggest living acts command--Justin Timberlake pulled in $44 million last year; Madonna $40 million.
Elvis is known of his music until today's generation since he is the former King of Rock 'n' Roll. I am wondering why the name of Kurt Cobain was not on the list since he is one of the most influential persons in the music industry even he was six feet under. Kurt popularized the genre of grunge music, up to this days lot of his fans admire his music.