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Rich and Famous
"Celebrities usually rake in the cash when alive, but here is the Forbes List of top ten dead money-spinners of 2010, and the ballpark figure of how much they earned."
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"The King" may have died decades ago, but his estate still rakes in the cash. Who is this iconic superstar of the mellow voice and wild hips?
Theodor Geisel, known for his rhyming scheme and iconic characters of Horton, the Grinch and a certain naughty cat, is most commonly known by which nom de plume?
J. D. Robb
George Steinbrenner may have passed away in July 2010, but he's still raking in the cash. Of which American baseball team was Steinbrenner a managing partner?
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
The estate of which quintessential scientist, famous for his Theory of Relativity, earned ten million dollars in 2010?
This man certainly isn't working for peanuts. Which cartoonist created the iconic and arguably most popular children's comic strip in history?
Charles M. Schultz
Swedish writer Stieg Larsson died in 2004 and was the second best selling author in 2008, a feat he never got to experience. What was the name of his greatest works, which were published posthumously?
The Millennium Trilogy
The Lighthouse Trilogy
The Millennium Bugs
The Darkangel Trilogy
Thirty years after this singer's death, his catalogue of songs has been re-released, earning him a fortune in 2010. Which iconic singer-songwriter must be feeling "(Just Like) Starting Over"?
A highly successful trilogy of movies filmed in New Zealand spurned the sales of half a million copies of books by which "Father" of modern fantasy literature?
Which songwriter (1902 - 1979), whose catalogue of hits includes "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady is a Tramp", earned slightly less than seven million dollars in 2010?
Which self-proclaimed "King of Pop" earned more money in the year following his unexpected 2009 death, than the pooled incomes of the four highest-earning pop stars of 2010?
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