When musicians, actors and other celebrities reach iconic status they are guaranteed to live forever. Their legacies live through their art and achievements, assuring they will still make a lot of money for their families, even if they’re not around anymore. We present you with Forbes’ list of top 10 highest earnings dead celebrities for the year 2013.
#10 – Steve McQueen – $9 million
Opening our list is none other than legendary actor Steve McQueen, who managed to earn around $9 million even though he’s been dead for 33 years. He passed in 1980 following a complication during surgery. Steve might have left us too soon, but he will stay immortalized through his work in legendary movies like “Papillon,” “The Sand Pebbles,” “The Gateaway,” and “The Great Escape.”