Forbes has released Top 13 highest paid Dead Celebrities list recently. Before we go to the list lets discuss how do they earn even after death and who gets the earned revenue? Well dead celebrities have two types of assets, 1. Tangible assets like-cars, bank accounts, homes, jets etc and 2. Intangible assets like- copyrights, trademarks etc.
For the heirs of musical stars, this is where the big money usually is. It's their songs: sold on iTunes, played in the Bars and used in the ads. Plus, the celebrity's name and image put on products or even back on the stage as a Hologram, like Michael Jackson, 2Pac etc.
So, who gets the profits? Well, it is shared with the heirs, lawyer, record lebel,music company, marketer and the government as Tax.
Here is the list of Top 13 Highest Paid Dead Celebrity: