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1. Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley: His estate is estimated to generate sales in excess of $1 billion by year-end.

2. Prince


After Prince died, 4 million of his albums and songs were sold.

3. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael generated almost a billion after he died. His estate is still in good shape after paying off debts.

4. Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor continues to earn money after her death. Her estate is around $30M and growing rapidly.

5. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix had approximately $20,000 when he died. His fortune came after he passed.

6. Ray Charles

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

Whitney Houston’s estate is expected to generate over $100 million this year and continue to grow.

8. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse continues to generate money after her death and all proceeds go to her foundation.

9. Donna Summer

Donna Summer

Billboard reported that a few days after Donna Summer passed, her album sales increased by 3,277%

10. Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye’s estate generated over 3 million in revenue for the year 2008.

11. John Lennon and Elvis Presely

John Lennon and Elvis Presely

Both John Lennon and Elvis Presley have both generated millions of dollars each year after they passed away.