Thursday, October 28, 2004
For Hallowe'en: A Tad Morbid, But Fascinating Nonetheless
"From Forbes Magazine, ranking the top 20 dead celebrities and how much their estates bring in each year (in millions)--Interesting that Irving Berlin is above Rodgers."
The Top dead earner is Elvis at $40 mill per year.
But golden era composers have surprising staying (and earning) power.
Irving Berlin comes in at #8 with $7M per year.
Richard Rodgers is at #10 with $6.5M.
Followed by #11 George & Ira Gershwin, #13 Lerner & Loewe and #14 Cole Porter at ~$6M each.
They all sit in the Top 20, accompanied by Tupac Shakur, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dr. Seuss. It's an interesting mix!