Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death

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Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death

Popular Dead Musicians Who Are Still Making Money Decades Later

We would have granted immortality to some of our greatest musicians if we had the power, but the sad reality is that earth isn’t our permanent home.

Even though these celebrities are longer alive, their vast holdings and legacy continue to bring them money, despite the fact that they are longer able to spend it.

They made billions while they were alive. They are, however, producing far more even in death.



According to Forbes’ 2021 rankings, these eight legendary musicians continue to earn billions after their deaths:

Micheal Jackson

Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Micheal Jackson

Michael Jackson is well-known American singer, dancer, and composer whose legacy is still felt in the music industry. During his lifetime, Michael Jackson was dubbed the “King of Pop.”

The singer, dancer, and lyricist died of heart arrest in June 2009, although he continues to earn money on an annual basis. In 2016, he received $825 million, making him the highest-paid dead or alive celebrity of the year. According to Forbes, he earned $75 million in 2021.

Bob Marley

Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley .K.A Bob Marley is reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. He built name for himself in the 1970s before passing away in 1981 after a protracted fight with cancer.

He’s still making money four decades after his death, and he’s appeared on Forbes’ list of highest-paid dead celebrities several times. As of 2021, he earned 16 million dollars (6.5 billion naira). His last words to his son Ziggy before his death, according to reports, were “money can’t buy life.”

Juice WRLD

Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Juice WRLD

Higgins, best known by his name Juice WRLD, was rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United States. In 2019, he died at Chicago’s Midway International Airport from heroin overdose. In 2021, he earned $15 million.

Luther Vandross

Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross was an American record producer, performer, and composer who passed away in July 2005 after suffering stroke. Years have passed after his death, yet he continues to work. In 2021, he earned $21 million.

Elvis Presley

Famous Dead Musicians Who Are Still Earning Money Years After Their Death
Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was well-known American singer and actor during the 1960s and 1970s. Back in the day, Elvis was dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll.” Due to heart illness, he died in August 1977. He still made $30 million in 2021, four decades after his death.

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was an American singer and actor who died in 1977 after heart attack. He was one of the most well-known and influential musicians of his generation.

He is still earning after more than four decades have passed after his death. In 2021, he earned $33 million.

Prince

Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson was well-known American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who died of fentanyl overdose in April 2016. Prince is still making millions of dollars five years after his death. He earned 120 million dollars (49.2 billion naira) in 2021, according to Forbes.



John Lennon

John Lennon

John Lennon was well-known British singer, composer, and peace activist who died of gunshot wounds after being shot four times by a fan in December 1980.

He’s been dead for years, but he’s still making money. In 2021, he earned $12 million.

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