If it were within our power, we would have provided immortality to some of our greatest musicians, but the sad fact is that the planet is not our eternal home, as we once believed.
Even though these celebrities are no longer alive, their extensive holdings and legacies continue to generate income for them, even though they are no longer around to spend it.
According to Forbes' rankings for 2021, the following are seven great musicians who are still making billions of naira years after their deaths have passed away.
1. Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley is a Jamaican singer and songwriter. A.K.A Originally from Jamaica, Bob Marley is a singer and songwriter who is best known for his reggae music. During the 1970s, he garnered headlines before passing away in 1981 following a protracted fight with illness. A quarter century after his death, he is still making money, and he has been on Forbes' list of the highest-paid deceased celebrities on many occasions. As of 2021, he has a net worth of 16 million dollars (6.5 billion naira). "Money can't purchase life," he said to his son Ziggy, according to accounts just before his death.
2. Elvis Aaron Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was a well-known American musician and actor who rose to fame throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He was dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll" during his time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, he passed away in August 1977 as a result of heart problems. It has been four decades since his death and he is still making money. At the time of writing (2021), Forbes estimates that he made 30 million dollars (12 billion naira).
3. Prince Rogers Nelson
Prince Rogers Nelson was a well-known American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who died in April 2016 as a result of an accidental fentanyl overdose, according to his family. A quarter century after Prince's death, his estate continues to amass a substantial fortune. The Forbes magazine estimates that as of 2021 he made 120 million dollars (49.2 billion naira).
4. John Lennon
John Lennon was a well-known British musician and songwriter who died of gunshot wounds in December 1980 after being shot by a fan during a concert in Los Angeles. Four decades have passed since he passed away, and he continues to generate income. The Forbes magazine estimates that as of 2021, he made 12 million dollars (4.9 billion naira).
5. Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby was an American singer and actor who passed away in October 1977 after suffering a heart attack. More over four decades have elapsed since his death, yet he is still in the workforce. At the time of writing, he was earning 33 million dollars (13.5 billion naira) each year, according to Forbes.
6. Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross was an American record producer, performer, and composer who passed away in July 2005 after suffering a stroke. His death occurred 16 years ago, yet he is still making money, earning 21 million dollars (8.6 billion naira) as of 2021, according to Forbes magazine.
7. Michael Jackson
In the entertainment industry, Michael Jackson's legacy continues to be felt today as a well-known singer, dancer, and songwriter from the United States. During his lifetime, Michael Jackson was referred to as "the King of Pop." Unfortunately, he passed away in June 2009 after suffering a heart attack. It's been 12 years since his death, and he's still making money; in 2016, he set a new record for highest-paid dead or living celebrity of the year, earning 825 million dollars, breaking the previous mark set in 2007. According to Forbes, he made 75 million dollars (around 30 billion naira) as of the year 2021.
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