Kurt Cobain’s dead-rich

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 at 15:07 Leave a comment


According to Forbes.com, Kurt Cobain is the richest dead entertainer with $50M earnings in the last 12 months.

He has knocked Elvis Presley off the top spot which he held for the last four years. Preseley’s earnings were $42M in 12 months. Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, has recently sold 25% of the Cobain Estate to Primary Wave Music Publishing, who are exploring licensing opportunities for Cobain’s music.

The dead-rich top 10 is as follows:

  1. Kurt Cobain (founding member of Nirvana)
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Charles Schulz (creator of ‘Peanuts‘ cartoon)
  4. John Lennon (member of The Beatles)
  5. Albert Einstein (Physicist)
  6. Andy Warhol (Artist)
  7. Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss (writer and cartoonist)
  8. Ray Charles (jazz musician)
  9. Marilyn Monroe (actress)
  10. Johnny Cash (country musician)

Story on Forbes is here, BBC News website story here.

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