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Old 10-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #9466
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Does ABBA count? They're a group, and cannot die. Their music is eternal and will never die, but they don't exist as group any more, and have a joint estate of their legacy
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #9467
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I imagine their earnings would be high enough for a place on the list, but no, they're not included because all the individuals are still alive.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #9468
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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.

1. Michael Jackson Bilbo1967
2. Elvis Presley Daithi
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5= John Lennon Daithi
5= Elizabeth Taylor norway1456
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8. Theodor Geisel Issybird
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9= Stieg Larsson Daithi

Would anyone like to try some guesstimates as to the dollars involved?

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #9469
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1. 50 million?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #9470
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1. 50 million?
Quite a bit more. #1 was way ahead of the other nine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #9471
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3. Marilyn Monroe? $20 million?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #9472
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Steve Jobs then? If his shares from Apple is still in his estate
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #9473
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Jame Brown? Once "the hardest working man show business."
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #9474
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3. Marilyn Monroe? $20 million?
Marilyn Monroe is correct! You're close with the amount: go a little higher.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #9475
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Steve Jobs then? If his shares from Apple is still in his estate
A very good answer, but Steve Jobs died just around the time the 2011 list was done, so doesn't quite make it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #9476
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No, not James Brown.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #9477
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A very good answer, but Steve Jobs died just around the time the 2011 list was done, so doesn't quite make it.
Dang. Why, oh why, couldn't he have died a little bit earlier

*I know it sounds macabre, but it is not ment in any evil way
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #9478
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Walt Disney! He must be on that list. Maybe about $40M?

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #9479
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Walt Disney! He must be on that list
Now that you mention it, it seems strange that he's not on that list. But he's not, sorry. Perhaps the ownership has been spread fairly widely, rather than being concentrated in one estate.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #9480
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