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Old 10-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #9481
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Charles Schulz $20 million
Charles Schultz is correct, and the amount is close enough for a second point - #4, $25 million
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Michael Jackson earnings guess $200 million
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #9483
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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
3. Marilyn Monroe Hamlet53
4. Charles Schultz Fbone $25 million Fbone
5= John Lennon Daithi
5= Elizabeth Taylor norway1456
7. [clue: died in the 1950s]
8. Theodor Geisel Issybird
9= Jimi Hendrix norway1456
9= Stieg Larsson Daithi

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #9484
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Andy Warhol $10 million
Steve McQueen $10 million
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #9485
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Andy Warhol $10 million
Steve McQueen $10 million
No to both.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #9486
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7. [clue: died in the 1950s]
Django Reinhardt?
George Orwell?

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7. [clue: died in the 1970s]
Janis Joplin?
Jimmy Hendrix?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #9487
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Django Reinhardt?
George Orwell?


Janis Joplin?
Jimmy Hendrix?
Jimi Hendrix is correct! He's 9th equal on the list.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:06 AM   #9488
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Akio Morita?
Konosuke Matsushita?

But I guess they only go on numbers they can obtain from IRS. Otherwise these two names would be up there, even above Michael Jackson.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:17 AM   #9489
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Akio Morita?
Konosuke Matsushita?

But I guess they only go on numbers they can obtain from IRS. Otherwise these two names would be up there, even above Michael Jackson.
Sorry, no to both.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:23 AM   #9490
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I rather thought #7 would be the last to be identified - it took me by surprise when I read the list.

This person is very well-known, but not as a performer or a fiction writer.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:09 AM   #9491
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Is #7 a non-fiction writer like Edgar Hoover, Harry Truman or Alfred Kinsey?
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #9492
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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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It's not actually that I dislike the books (in fact I really like the Hobbit, which I read to my brother when I was younger, and then my kids more recently - less fond of LOTR which took me two goes to get through), but it was the fact that it was the only topic of conversation amongst the crowd I was hanging around with, and drove me nuts.

I have had to look up #7, and must say I'm hugely surprised by this one.
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Sorry, no to both.
As stated I didn't think they would be on it, but that just goes to show that the list has a complete US bias.

The estate of Gad Rausing (Tetra Pak, or your milk and juice cartons) generates some $800 milion a year, I bet he isn't on the list either.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #9494
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As stated I didn't think they would be on it, but that just goes to show that the list has a complete US bias.

The estate of Gad Rausing (Tetra Pak, or your milk and juice cartons) generates some $800 milion a year, I bet he isn't on the list either.
I'm sure you're right about the US-centric nature of the list.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:19 AM   #9495
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I have had to look up #7, and must say I'm hugely surprised by this one.
I was, too!
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