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Dead Rich or Rich Dead?

Consider these "dead celebrities," presented in alphabetical order:

  • Johnny Cash
  • Ray Charles
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Albert Einstein
  • Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel
  • John Lennon
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Elvis Presley
  • Charles Schultz
  • Andy Warhol
According to Forbes Magazine (2006), these are the "Top Earning Dead Celebrities."

Task 1: Order these "dead celebrities" according to their earnings in 2005. The following dates of death and dollar amounts may help...note there are overlaps in two ranks:
No. 1: (April 5, 1994) $50,000,000
No. 2: (August 16, 1977) $42,000,000
No. 3: (February 12, 2000) $35,000,000
No. 4: (December 8, 1980) $24,000,000
No. 5: (April 18, 1955) $20,000,000
No. 6: (February 22, 1987) $19,000,000
No. 7: (September 24, 1991 and June 10, 2004) $10,000,000
No. 9: (August 5, 1962 and September 12, 2003) $8,000,000

Task 2: This data is from 2005. Search out other "dead celebrities" that may now be in the Top 10. Maybe...

Source: Adapted from R. Ash's Top 10 of Everything: 2008