David Bowie and Prince are new entries in the latest Forbes’ list of highest-earning dead celebs

Last Updated: October 13, 2016

David Bowie and Prince, the celebs who died in 2016, became the new entries in the latest Forbes’ list of highest-earning musicians. Their talent is timeless, people are ready to pay for their musical compositions even after they dead. 

The annual Forbes’ list includes now two stars, David Bowie and Prince–their deaths earlier this year made them even popular. Especially, in the terms of money paid for their music.

Prince ranked number five with an estimated pre-tax income from October 1, 2015 to October 1, 2016, of $25 million (£20.5 million).

The Purple rain star – who died from an overdose at his home, aged 57, on April 21 – has sold more than 2.5 million albums over the past year, more than any other dead musician.

David Bowie as on of the high-paid dead celebs

David Bowie has released his final album, Blackstar, just two days before his death. The fans were extremely happy to have this unbelievable album, so the ensuing sales spike helped Bowie outsell the leader of the Forbes’ list Michael Jackson.

David BowieMichael Jackson topped the Forbes’ list of the highest-paid dead artists, despite being dead since 2009, he is the leader of these lists during many years in a row with an estimated income of $825 million (£677 million).