The Golden Halls of Mandos - Forbes Magazine rates Tolkien among the top ten "Dead Man Earning"

J.R.R. Tolkien.
Forbes Magazine compiled a list of the ten deceased celebrities whose estates earned the most money last year, with J.R.R. Tolkien's earnings coming in eighth.

Here is what The Record had to say about the Forbes article:

You can't take it with you, but some of the richest Americans are still earning millions of dollars even though they happen to be dead.

Forbes magazine said Elvis Presley is the king of the deceased, earning $35 million for his estate last year, including $15 million from admissions to his Graceland mansion in Tennessee.

Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schultz, who died in February 2000, was second on the list, earning more than $20 million last year, just above the royalties by ex-Beatle John Lennon.

Theodor Geisel, known for his Dr. Seuss books, hauled in $17 million in 2000 while rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix was fifth, earning more than $10 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were reggae star Bob Marley ($10 million), pop artist Andy Warhol ($8 million), science-fiction writer J. R. R. Tolkien ($7 million), Frank Sinatra ($6 million), and former Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia ($5 million).

Well, Tolkien is neither American nor is he a sci-fi writer, but if you want to read other celebrity news from this online newspaper, click on the link below.

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