The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities Of 2023


JOHN LENNON December 8, 1980 (40)† $22 Million

The Beatles may have understood that money can’t buy you love, but just in case they were wrong, the estate of John Lennon has plenty of it. Once again, Lennon earned steady royalties from his individual music catalog as well as his share from Beatles music. That catalog is still growing: this week, the group’s final song together, “Now and Then” will be released, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence. It’s based on one of Lennon’s demos from the 1970s, which didn’t make the cut for the group’s Anthology album.