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Top 13 List of Rich Dead Celebrities

September 29, 2010

Sika from animated comedy blog Lunki and Sika in a tan and a Sika t-shirtI found this list on Forbes.com and soon realized that Lunki wouldn’t even come close to this list since his fortune only consist of a Sonicare Toothbrush and a pair of noise canceling headphones, both gifts from our friends at Philips.

Anyway, the last twelve months have been good to these thirteen dead celebrities.

Money-wise that is, since they ARE dead.

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No. 1: Yves Saint Laurent, Fashion designer.
$350 million
Died: June 1, 2008, 71 years old.
Cause: Brain cancer

No. 2: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Musical Geniuses
$235 million (combined)
Died: Dec. 30, 1979 (Richard Rodgers); Aug. 23, 1960 (Oscar Hammerstein), 77 and 65 years old respectively.
michael-jackson-zombie-thriller-headCause: Chronic illness (Rodgers); stomach cancer (Hammerstein)

No. 3: Michael Jackson, Pop Royalty
$90 million
Died: June 25, 2009, 50 years old.
Cause: Homicide

No. 4: Elvis Presley, singer/actor/pelvis shaker
$55 million
Died: Aug. 16, 1977, 42 years old.
Cause: Heart attack

No. 5: J.R.R. Tolkien, author
$50 million
Died: Sept. 2, 1973. 81 years old.
Cause: Bleeding ulcer

No. 6: Charles Schulz, Snoopy Cartoonist
$35 million
Died: Feb. 12, 2000. 77 years old.
Cause: Colon cancer

No. 7: John Lennon, music legend
$15 million
Musician
Died: Dec. 8, 1980. 40 years old.
Cause: Murder

No. 8: Dr. Seuss, author
$15 million
Died: Sept. 24, 1991. 87 years old.
Cause: Natural Causes

No. 9: Albert Einstein, scientist
$10 million
Died: April 18, 1955. 76 years old.
Cause: Natural causes

No. 10: Michael Crichton, author
$9 million
Died: Nov. 4, 2008. 66 years old.
Cause: Cancer

No. 11: Jimi Hendrix, guitar hero
$8 million
Died: Sept. 18, 1970
Age: 27
Cause: Barbiturate overdose

No. 12: Aaron Spelling, TV Producer
$8 million
Died: June 23, 2006. 83 years old.
Cause: Stroke

No. 13: Andy Warhol, artist
$6 million
Died: Feb. 22, 1987. 58 years old.
Cause: Complications from gallbladder surgery

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