Originally Posted by Shayne Parkinson
Forbes Magazine publishes an annual list of the highest-earning famous people who are no longer alive. From the most recent (2011) list:
- One point for each correct name
- One point for getting the annual earnings correct to within the nearest $5 million for amounts over $10 million, or the nearest $1 million for amounts of $10 million or less.
Elizabeth Taylor has got
to be on that list somewhere. But when you say 2011, is she qualified?
How does Forbes compare these people? Since they are dead, and probably died in different times, do they compare average earnings and adjust for inflation, or do they just compare the highest yearly income in these peoples career?