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1: Elizabeth Taylor tops the latest list of the highest-earning dead celebrities, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. The late actress earned $210 million this past year. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

1: Elizabeth Taylor tops the latest list of the highest-earning dead celebrities, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. The late actress earned $210 million this past year. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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2: Michael Jackson earned $145 million. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

2: Michael Jackson earned $145 million. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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3: Elvis Presley earned $55 million. REUTERS/File

3: Elvis Presley earned $55 million. REUTERS/File

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4: Creator of the comic strip characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang, Charles Schulz earned $37 million. REUTERS/File

4: Creator of the comic strip characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang, Charles Schulz earned $37 million. REUTERS/File

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5: Bob Marley earned $17 million. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon

5: Bob Marley earned $17 million. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon

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6: John Lennon earned $12 million. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

6: John Lennon earned $12 million. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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7: Marilyn Monroe earned $10 million. REUTERS/The Estate of John Vachon/Dover Publications, Inc

7: Marilyn Monroe earned $10 million. REUTERS/The Estate of John Vachon/Dover Publications, Inc

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8: Albert Einstein earned $10 million. REUTERS/File

8: Albert Einstein earned $10 million. REUTERS/File

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9: Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, earned $9 million. REUTERS/Handout

9: Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, earned $9 million. REUTERS/Handout

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10: Steve McQueen earned $8 million. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

10: Steve McQueen earned $8 million. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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