Mrs. Presley’s baby may have left us, but the King is still raking it in from beyond the grave. With over 31 million euros of annual posthumous revenue, Elvis is still number one in the dead celebrity’s richlist in the fourth such hit parade to be published , the money going to Elvis Presley enterprises, owned by his daughter Lisa Marie. With a new clothing line and a broadway musical to come, no-one looks likely to dethrone him any time soon.
Next on the list is Charles Shulz, the cartoon creator of Peanuts’s Charlie Brown and Snoopy . Over 2400 newspapers published his strips last year. He earned over 27 million euros. There are 22 celebrities on the list, with Freddie Mercury appering for the first time this year, although he is a pauper with just under four million euros, equal with Jerry Garcia, Tupak Shakur, or Frank Sinatra. Third on the list was a writer, JRR Tolkien, who earned just under 18 millioneuros for his Hobbit and Lord of the Rings tales, and their film spin-offs. The top three is the same as last year.