30 of the Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities

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James Dean died in a tragic car accident in 1955, but over a half-century later the Rebel Without a Cause star is still worth millions of dollars. Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) has been gone for over 20 years, but is still a bestselling children’s author. They, along with the rest of the gone-but-not-forgotten artists, musicians and athletes on this list prove that being rich isn’t just for the living.