Elvis Makes the Most Cash From Beyond the Grave

Elvis Presley (search) tops the annual Forbes list of celebrities who are the top moneymakers from beyond the grave. The singer, who died in 1977, made an estimated $45 million in the past year.

Cartoonist Charles Schulz (search) (2000) is next on the list with $35 million, followed by musician John Lennon (1980), who raked in $22 million.

Artist Andy Warhol's (1987) take was $16 million, "Cat in the Hat" author Dr. Seuss (search) (search)(1991) made $10 million, followed by actor Marlon Brando (2004) with $9 million.

Actress Marilyn Monroe (search) (1962) and "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien (1973) are tied with $8 million apiece. George Harrison (2001), Johnny Cash (search) (2003), and Irving Berlin (1989) finished in a three-way tie, with each musician bringing in $7 million.