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12 Of The Richest Dead Celebrities

It’s easy to see that most celebrities who are on the “A list” and on the red carpet, often are pretty well off when it comes to their finances. After all, they’ve got to pay someone to keep their hai

It’s easy to see that most celebrities who are on the “A list” and on the red carpet, often are pretty well off when it comes to their finances. After all, they’ve got to pay someone to keep their hair and makeup looking perfect, and someone has to get paid for keeping these stars’ reputations intact (most of the time). Not to mention, most successful celebrities live in elaborate homes, drive fancy cars, and can afford to send their children to some of the best schools in the country.

Some would argue that the measure of a celebrity’s (or any working adult’s) success is his/her ability to leave something behind for his/her children and family. That’s why there are some celebrities who are still filthy rich—even though they’ve passed away. Of course, their loved ones are enjoying the fruit of their hard work, and a number of foundations and worthwhile projects are sometimes funded in honor of the celebrity.

These celebrities were likely pretty rich when they were alive, but now that they’re no longer with us, memorabilia and historic items associated with the stars are worth lots of money. Property and businesses that the celebrity once owned can still generate money as well. Here are 12 of the richest celebs—who are deceased.

12 Jenni Rivera

11 Steve McQueen

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10 Bettie Page

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9 Albert Einstein

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8 Marilyn Monroe

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7 Bob Marley

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6 Charles Schulz

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5 John Lennon

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4 Elvis Presley

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3 Michael Jackson

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2 Elizabeth Taylor

1 Theodore Geisel

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Theodore Geisel will always be known as Dr. Seuss. He was a beloved children’s book author whose books and characters are still favorites among kids today. Geisel passed away when he was 87, in 1991. Hollywood has cashed in on Geisel’s creativity and genius, and has produced a few movies based on Dr. Seuss’ books. The Lorax alone made $341 million, and the new The Cat in the Hat movie brought in impressive earnings s well. In just one year’s time, Dr. Suess earned about $9 million. This has likely made his family very proud. That, and the fact that he is still positively influencing children and encouraging them to read through his work.

Sources:  forbes.com, ibtimes.co.uk

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