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Yves Saint Laurent tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities



Yves The list is out. According to Forbes, the top-earning dead celebrity over the past year was French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The mogul, who died from brain cancer in 2008, grossed a whopping $350 million last year thanks largely to an estate auction. And to think I netted only $9 when I sold my castoffs last summer at the Oldsmar Flea Market.

Rounding out the top five highest-earning lifeless luminaries are:

2. Rodgers & Hammerstein: $235 million

3. Michael Jackson: $90 million

4. Elvis Presley: $55 million

5. J.R.R. Tolkien, $50 million

Find out who else earned more money posthumously than you get for slaving away 40 hours a week.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:21pm]


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