Thursday, October 26, 2006

Kurt Tops Elvis

Posted on Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 4:00 AM

It looks like Courtney Love and Co. earned more in the past 12 months from Kurt Cobain’s estate than CKX did from Elvis’. Forbes sixth annual list of top-earning celebrities [http://www.forbes.com/2006/10/23/tech-media_06deadcelebs_cx_pk_top-earning-dead-celebrities_land.html] was released this month, with Kurt Cobain topping the charts. Other top-earning celebrities include Marilyn Monroe, Dr. Seuss, and Albert Einstein.

The Nirvana frontman’s estate made $50 million from licensing deals and marketing campaigns. Elvis has traditionally been the top earning dead celebrity, but came in second this year with earnings of $42 million.

It’s still more money than we’ll ever see in a lifetime.

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