with an estimated $55 million in earnings, lands at No. 2 on the list. The King
of Rock and Roll earns from Graceland admissions, licensing and merchandizing
and a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz who
created the popular comic strip "Peanuts", brought in $40 million
over the last year. Elizabeth
Taylor follows next at No. 4 with $25 million from her perfume
sales, and reggae singer Bob Marley trails behind
with $20 million.
Also making into the list are Marilyn
, John Lennon
Steve McQueen and James Dean
among other famous figures. The 13 late celebrities who rank on the list
brought in a total of $363.5 million over the last 12 months.