From Michael Jackson to Elvis Presley – stars earning the most from beyond grave
In a bizarre fashion some celebs are making more money now that they're dead than when they were actually alive.
Some stars, including the likes of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are still raking in millions by the month from beyond the grave.
New figures from Casino Party have revealed the top five dead stars who are making the most cash and broke it down to what they earn in a day, a week, a second and by hour.
The shocking figures have revealed some dead stars still manage to have a hefty £3+million dropping into their bank accounts – most likely to their family – on the monthly.
So who are the biggest earners from the grave?
1. Michael Jackson
It should come as little surprise that the richest star from his grave is the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
The Thriller singer shocked the world when he died on June 25, 2009.
Jackson's autopsy report was released on August 28, 2009, and the Los Angeles County Coroner concluded that Jackson's death was a homicide.
Eleven years later and Jackson's estate is still as rich as ever as he reportedly still pulls in £3,796,725 on average a month.
This is then broken down to estimations that he makes £873,766 a week and that he generates wealth of around £124,824 roughly every single day.
Jackson roughly still makes just over £5,200 an hour, £86.69 a minute and by second he has enough to buy a bottle of Coca Cola by earning £1.44 every single minute.
Jackson left behind his three adored children, Paris, Michael Joseph Junior and Prince, who his earnings likely go to.
2. J. R. R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, more commonly known as J. R. R. Tolkien, comes in as the second highest earner despite being dead.
Tolkien is the author behind the great high fantasy novels, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
He was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972.
Sadly he didn't get to see a great deal of his success as following his death on September 2, 1973, at the age of 81, his son Christopher published a series of his work.
Christopher published many of his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.
These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it.
Due to this and the mass success of the books, he still makes a staggering estimated £3,163,937 a month.
He makes £728,138 a week, £104,019 a day and £4334.16 by the hour.
In a single minute he reportedly earns £72.24 and by the second Tolkien makes £1.21.
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3. Elvis Presley
The third star to come in earning the most follow his death is Elvis Presley – who tragically, and reportedly, died on a toilet.
It's been 43 years since the King of Rock 'n' Roll died on August 16, 1977, when he was just 42.
Fans across the globe were left heartbroken to discover he'd lived a secret life of a longstanding addiction to prescription drugs, it has been claimed.
He famously went from being one of the best-selling artists in the world with women chasing him, to a 25-stone man, who had nurses looking after him 24/7.
But over four decades later and he is still pulling in the big bucks.
Presley still earns a rough estimation of £2,467,871 a month – thanks to his iconic music which is still played everywhere to this date.
On a weekly basis he reportedly makes £567,948, which is enough to buy the average home in the UK.
By day he makes a whopping £81,114, by hour £3380.64, by minute £56.34 and by the second he rakes in 94p.
4. Charlie Schulz
Fourth on the list is another creator of a fantastic series but stirring away from the fantasy world.
Charlie Schulz comes in as the fourth richest celebrity from the grave as the American cartoonist, who created the comic strip Peanuts featuring Snoopy the dog and Charlie Brown, is still raking in mega cash to this day.
He died 20 years ago on February, 12, 2000 at the age of 77 and is still regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time.
And now, two decades on, the much loved cartoon is clearly still filling up his bank accounts.
Schulz makes an estimated, and impressive, £2,403,975 during a single month alone.
Broken down, that's £553,38.58 a week, £79,055 a day and an eye-watering £3293.96 an hour.
By the minute he makes £54.90 and every second he earns 91p.
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5. Arnold Palmer
Lastly, and coming in fifth, is American professional golfer Arnold Palmer.
Palmer died on September 25, 2016, at the age of 87 – and is still making over a million on a monthly basis.
He's highly regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history.
Dating back to 1955, he won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions.
Nicknamed The King, he was one of golf's most popular stars and seen as a trailblazer, the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s.
But what made him his mega cash was his diverse golf-related businesses.
Palmer designed more than 300 golf courses in 37 states, 25 countries, and five continents (all except Africa and Antarctica), including the first modern course built in China, in 1988.
So it's no wonder the star is still making a reported £2,404,592 a month.
By the week his businesses make him £436,883, by day £62,396 and by hour £2600.50.
Every single minute he earns £43.34 and by the second he can get two, maybe three, Freddo Frogs with 71p.
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