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15 Celebrity Estates That Still Earn Millions

By Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau, via Wikimedia Commons

These celebrities and highly accomplished people made a huge impression on the world and many amassed huge fortunes while they were alive. However, years and even decades after their passing, their estates continue to benefit as a result of their great works. Here are 15 people whose estates earn millions every year.

1) John Lennon

His shocking murder in 1980 left the world grieving for the loss of man who simply wanted peace. A brilliant songwriter and one quarter of The Beatles, John was already worth millions. After his death, his wife, Yoko Ono, made savvy investments and today Lennon’s estate is worth over $800 million and brings in over $12 million per year in royalties.