Saturday, March 31, 2007

The King is Dead. So is the New King.

ABC News: Elvis No Longer King of Dead Celebrities: "Oct. 24, 2006 — As much as Elvis Presley made when he was alive, he's earned millions more since passing away.

In a moment of unbridled cynicisim, Presley's manager, Col. Tom Parker, allegedly said death was a 'good career move' for his client — at least according to Albert Goldman's infamous biography.

This much is true: Elvis has reigned atop Forbes' list of 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities' every year since its inception in 2001, lording over John Lennon, James Dean, and all the others who are dead as dirt, yet filthy rich and getting richer.

But now, there's a new top star among dead tycoons. Forbes hails Kurt Cobain, who earned a whopping $50 million between October 2005 and 2006, as the New No. 1.

Presley wound up in second place, with $42 million, down $3 million from last year."

1 comment:

Gerard said...

Courtney Love won't be pleading poverty anytime soon.