13 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities


George Harrison -- $7 million

The "Quiet Beatle" passed in 2001 as a result of cancer, but before he left, he made a lucrative deal with the popular dance/circus/performance troupe Cirque du Soleil. LOVE is a production that pays tribute to the Fab Four by showcasing their song catalog and has quickly become one of the company's most popular shows. In addition, Harrison's solo records still sell well, and he collects royalties from Beatles merchandise and lawsuits, too.