We would have awarded immortality to some of our greatest musicians if we had the power, but the sad reality is that earth isn't our permanent home, and we all have the same journey to undertake at some point.
Even though these celebrities are no longer alive, their vast holdings and legacy continue to bring them money, despite the fact that they are no longer able to spend it.
These are the legendary musicians who are still earning billions of dollars after their deaths, according to Forbes' 2021 rankings.
Robert Nesta Marley is a Jamaican singer and songwriter. A.K.A Bob Marley is a Reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. Before dying in 1981 after a protracted fight with cancer, he created waves in the 1970s. He's still making money four decades after his death, and he's appeared on Forbes' list of highest-paid dead celebrities several times. As of 2021, he earned 16 million dollars (6.5 billion naira). His last words to his son Ziggy before his death, according to sources, were "money can't purchase life."
Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was a well-known American singer and actor who rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, earning him the title of "King of Rock and Roll." Unfortunately, he died of heart illness in August 1977. He's still making money four decades after his death. He earned 30 million dollars (12 billion naira) in 2021, according to Forbes.
Nelson, Prince Rogers
Prince Rogers Nelson was a well-known American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2016. Prince is still making millions of dollars five years after his death. He earned 120 million dollars (49.2 billion naira) in 2021, according to Forbes.
The Beatles' John Lennon
John Lennon was a well-known British musician and songwriter who died of gunshot wounds after being shot by a fan in December 1980. He's been dead for four decades, but he's still producing money. As of 2021, he made 12 million dollars (4.9 billion naira), according to Forbes.
Bing Crosby was an American singer and actor who died in 1977 after a heart attack. He is still earning after more than four decades have passed after his death. He earned 33 million dollars (13.5 billion naira) in 2021, according to Forbes.
Luther Vandross died of a stroke in July 2005. He was an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is still earning 16 years after his death, according to Forbes, he earned 21 million dollars (8.6 billion naira) in 2021.
Michael Jackson is a well-known American singer, dancer, and composer whose legacy is still felt in the music industry. During his lifetime, Michael Jackson was dubbed the "King of Pop." In June 2009, he died of heart arrest. It's been 12 years since his death, and he's still making money; in 2016, he set a new record as the highest-paid dead or alive celebrity of the year, earning $825 million. According to Forbes, he earned 75 million dollars (30 billion naira) in 2021.
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