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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #9451
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Thanks, Bilbo. We moved on to LOTR the following year (still have that old set, too).
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #9452
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Forbes Magazine publishes an annual list of the highest-earning estates of no-longer-living people. From the most recent (2011) list:

- One point for each correct name
- One point for getting the person's (or rather the estate's) 2011 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.

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:52 PM   #9453
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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?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #9454
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Elizabeth Taylor is correct - she's on the list at number 5 equal.

I edited my initial post to make it less confusing. The figure is the estate's earnings for the twelve months to October 2011.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #9455
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I suspect it's the highest currently earning estates of dead people that are wanted.

Agatha Christie?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #9456
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Musicians spring to mind for me, so;

Michael Jackson (30 million dollars)
Whitney Houston (20 milion dollars)
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #9457
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John Lennon, George Harrison?, I've heard Paul is dead too but it's just a rumor.
Elvis
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #9458
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I suspect it's the highest currently earning estates of dead people that are wanted.

Agatha Christie?
You're right as to my intent. I've re-edited.

Not Agatha Christie.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #9459
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Musicians spring to mind for me, so;

Michael Jackson (30 million dollars)
Whitney Houston (20 million dollars)
Michael Jackson is at #1. $30 is much too modest.
No to Whitney.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #9460
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John Lennon, George Harrison?, I've heard Paul is dead too but it's just a rumor.
Elvis
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John Lennon is 5th equal with Elizabeth Taylor.
Elvis is at #2.
Bilbo slipped in just before you with Michael Jackson.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #9461
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #9462
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Tolkien, VC Andrews, Ian Fleming, Dr. Seuss?
The previous quiz was what reminded me of this list, because Tolkien was on it the previous year. I suspect his estate will be again when the Hobbit movies start coming out.

But no, not on the 2011 list. Dr Seuss was, though! Theodor Geisel at #8.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #9463
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I'm with you. I still have not read The Hobbit nor Lord of the Rings, and have no interest in doing so. I've tried several times to read the Dresden books, but can't get past the first 50 pages... That sort of magical world holds no appeal for me. I wish it did. I have a lot of reportedly wonderful reading available, but alas...


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Old 10-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #9464
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Oooh, I just thought of one -- Steig Larson (sp.?) the guy who wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #9465
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Oooh, I just thought of one -- Steig Larson (sp.?) the guy who wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books.
Well done! Stieg Larsson is at 9th equal.
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