1. Bob Marley
Bob Marley: His estate is estimated to generate sales in excess of $1 billion by year-end.
After Prince died, 4 million of his albums and songs were sold.
3. Michael Jackson
Michael generated almost a billion after he died. His estate is still in good shape after paying off debts.
4. Liz Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor continues to earn money after her death. Her estate is around $30M and growing rapidly.
5. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix had approximately $20,000 when he died. His fortune came after he passed.
6. Ray Charles
Ray Charles also made money after he passed from the film about his life as well as two albums released posthumously.
7. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s estate is expected to generate over $100 million this year and continue to grow.
8. Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse continues to generate money after her death and all proceeds go to her foundation.
9. Donna Summer
Billboard reported that a few days after Donna Summer passed, her album sales increased by 3,277%
10. Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye’s estate generated over 3 million in revenue for the year 2008.
11. John Lennon and Elvis Presely
Both John Lennon and Elvis Presley have both generated millions of dollars each year after they passed away.