Highest earning dead celebrities 2017
We all know there are plenty of celebrities who earn a mint during their lifetime, but what happens when they die?
Well, it seems not much changes as many of them continue to make millions from beyond the grave in 2017.
So, who made the most of them all in 2017?
Find out here as we take a look at Forbes' popular listing, counting down from one iconic star of the screen at number 12.
12. Elizabeth Taylor (£6 million)
Died: March 2011, aged 79
Cause: Heart Failure
Liz's enduring Hollywood glamour has found a profitable home on the QVC shopping channel.
11. David Bowie (£7.1 million)
Died: January 2016, aged 69
It should be no surprise that Bowie's music continued to rake in millions of sales and critical acclaim following his death.
10. Albert Einstein (£7.5 million)
Died: April 1955, aged 76
Cause: Natural causes
The iconic physicist's name and likeness has appeared on posters, tablets and even an artificial intelligence service.
9. John Lennon (£9 million)
Died: December 1980, aged 40
Already minted from solo hits and the Fab Four's back catalogue, Lennon also profited from Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show 'Love'.
8. Dr. Seuss (£12 million)
Died: September 1991, aged 87
Cause: Natural causes
'The Cat In The Hat' author Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, sold 5 million books between October 2016 to October 2017.
7. Prince (£13.5 million)
Died: April 2016, aged 57
Cause: Drug overdose
Even with the loss of a a $31 million record deal with Universal, the 'Purple Rain' singer collected millions from a new publishing deal.
6. Tom Petty (£15 million)
Died: October 2017, aged 66
Cause: Cardiac arrest
The Heartbreakers grossed over $1million per night from this past year on the road. His sudden death saw a huge boost to record sales.
5. Bob Marley (£17 million)
Died: May 1981, aged 36
The reggae superstar's children turned Marley into quite the entrepreneur, with a range of top selling 'House Of Marley' speakers and headphones.
4. Elvis Presley (£26 million)
Died: August 1977, aged 42
Cause: Heart attack
Both the new $45million Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex and recently-opened hotel The Guesthouse at Graceland, comfortable lined the King's pockets this year.
3. Charles Schulz (£28 million)
Died: February 2000, aged 77
This year saw Snoopy and Charlie Brown stop fronting a hugely lucrative insurance company ad campaign, but the three decade-long contract doesn't actually end till 2019.
2. Arnold Palmer (£30 million)
Died: September 2016, aged 87
Cause: Heart disease
The famed golfer's Arnold Palmer-branded apparel is already stocked in 500 stores, and is now making its way into markets like Thailand and Vietnam.
1. Michael Jackson (£56 million)
Died: June 2009, aged 50
Cause: Overdose / Homicide
The King of Pop once again tops Forbes' richest dead celeb list. This past year saw the megastar profit from new album 'Scream', a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, and a hugely lucrative stake in the EMI publishing catalogue.