Published January 13, 2015
A quarter-century after his death, Elvis Presley continues raking in the big bucks.
For the second year in a row, Presley leads the list of the top-earning dead celebrities, according to Forbes magazine. Sales of all things Elvis totaled $37 million from June 2001-June 2002, $4 million of which came from a British dance remix of his 1968 song "A Little Less Conversation."
No. 2 on the list, released Monday, is Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, with $28 million in earnings. John Lennon and race car driver Dale Earnhardt, who's new to the list this year, both made $20 million.
Also new on the list are former Beatle George Harrison with $17 million in earnings, rapper Tupac Shakur with $7 million, and author Robert Ludlum with $5 million.
Forbes reporters determined the top dead earners by looking at estates, interviewing lawyers and surviving family members, and calculating pretax earnings to the estates from licensing agreements and book and record sales.