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Old 10-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #9496
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Is #7 a non-fiction writer like Edgar Hoover, Harry Truman or Alfred Kinsey?
No, the person isn't principally famous for being a writer.
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No, the person isn't principally famous for being a writer.
Is it an academic?
Like Richard Feyneman? Could it be Oppenheimer?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:28 AM   #9498
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Is it an academic?
Like Richard Feyneman? Could it be Oppenheimer?
You're definitely on the right track! Not one of those two, though - person #7 died earlier than either of them (in the 1950s).
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #9499
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You're definitely on the right track! Not one of those two, though - person #7 died earlier than either of them (in the 1950s).
With that clue: Albert Einstein?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #9501
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Michael Jackson earnings guess $200 million
@Shayne Parkinson - I think you missed this guess by Fbone. I did not see a yea or nay to this answer. If I missed it I apologize.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #9502
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Would someone like Andy Warhol be on the list? Aren't his soup cans and Marilyns still on the market?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #9503
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With that clue: Albert Einstein?
Einstein it is. For those who (like me) were surprised to see his name on this list, Forbes' comments:

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Associated with all things intelligent, Einstein's name continues to be used to peddle Baby Einstein products, a majority Disney-owned venture designed to make infants smarter. Other lucrative tie-ins include Italy’s Banca Profilo’s “Face Value” campaign, Chrysler’s Ram brand truck ads and a collection of A.J. Morgan “geek chic” glasses. The scientist's estate has also expanded into videogames with a Nintendo DS brain game that retails for about $50.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #9504
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@Shayne Parkinson - I think you missed this guess by Fbone. I did not see a yea or nay to this answer. If I missed it I apologize.
Thank you, I did miss that. Jackson's earnings are so much higher than all the others that I'll declare this close enough to the Forbes figure of $170 million.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #9505
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1. Michael Jackson Bilbo1967 $170 million Fbone
2. Elvis Presley Daithi $55 million Fbone
3. Marilyn Monroe Hamlet53 $27 million Fbone
4. Charles Schultz Fbone $25 million Fbone
5= John Lennon Daithi $12 million norway1456
5= Elizabeth Taylor norway1456 $12 million norway1456
7. Albert Einstein pdurrant
8. Theodor Geisel Issybird
9= Jimi Hendrix norway1456
9= Stieg Larsson Daithi

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Bilbo1967, Hamlet 53, issybird, pdurrant 1 point each

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 10-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #9506
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What are Forbes comments on Charles Schultz? I could look it up, but since I'll be guessing the 2011 earnings, I can't look it up yet. Is the $25M "only" syndicated earnings from the Peanuts strip, or is it mostly from Fantagraphics restauration and complete print of Peanuts?

$25M is a lot, but Peanuts is one of the finest comic strips created.

I think I'm on the safe side to guess that Both Elizabeth Taylors and John Lennons earnings are about $16M

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #9507
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Elvis $50 million
Marilyn $25 million
Albert $5 million
Theodore $5 million
Jimmi $3 million
Steig $2 million
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #9508
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Elvis $50 million
Marilyn $25 million
Close enough: Elvis $55 million, Marilyn $27 million

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Theodore $5 million
Jimmi $3 million
Steig $2 million
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What are Forbes comments on Charles Schultz? I could look it up, but since I'll be guessing the 2011 earnings, I can't look it up yet. Is the $25M "only" syndicated earnings from the Peanuts strip, or is it mostly from Fantagraphics restauration and complete print of Peanuts?

$25M is a lot, but Peanuts is one of the finest comic strips created.
"After last year's Iconix purchase of an 80% stake, Schulz' prized cartoon characters maintained a bulk of their reported 1,200 licensing agreements with the likes of Met-Life, Warner Home Video, ABC and Hallmark. The focus of the last year has been bringing Peanuts to the digital space, with a Capcom video game, low-priced e-books, a Facebook application and comics and graphic novels on iTunes. "

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I think I'm on the safe side to guess that Both Elizabeth Taylors and John Lennons earnings are about $16M
You are indeed. It's $12 million.
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You are indeed. It's $12 million.
If they are at $12M, Einstein should perhaps be around 10M, and Hendrix and Larson about $5M? Theodor Geisel (who was he, by the way) somewhere between
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