Elvis Is Better Dead Than Alive? These Late Celebs Are Still Cashing In
Elvis Week is officially in full swing.

Elvis Week is officially in full swing, and The King's loyal fans are flocking to his hometown of Memphis in record numbers as the 40th anniversary of Presley's untimely death occurs this Wednesday.

This year's Elvis Week is on track to draw a record crowd of up to 60,000 to Presley's Graceland estate, Graceland Holdings told Fox Business, with revenue jumping as much as 25% from all previous years.

That's a huge influx of cash for Presley's estate, which ranks as the number one ticketed attraction in Memphis for tourists. Graceland boasts the largest hotel to open in Memphis in 90 years and a $45 million entertainment complex home to restaurants, retail shops and a soundstage.

And The King's estate benefits from every ticket sold, hot dog eaten and t-shirt bought.

Elvis and the Presley estate aren't alone in the business of making money after a star's death.

Here are the top 10 earners --in reverse order--from beyond the grave. Rankings were established using pretax income generated from October 2015 through October 2016, according to Forbes.

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10. Bettie Page, $11 million
10. Bettie Page, $11 million

The original pinup sweetheart died in 2008 but her estate still makes money from deals for bridal wear, lingerie and handbag lines.

9. Albert Einstein, $11.5 million
9. Albert Einstein, $11.5 million

Since his death in 1955, Einstein has been featured on t-shirts, posters and even the logo of Israeli tech company Fourier Systems. Salesforce (CRM - Get Report) inked a licensing deal to name its artificial intelligence product after the famed physicist.

8. John Lennon, $12 million
8. John Lennon, $12 million

The Beatles' earnings just don't quit, with Lennon's estate raking in cash from over 65 million albums sold in the last 25 years. Lennon was killed in 1980.

7. Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, $20 million
7. Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, $20 million

26 years after Dr. Seuss's 1991 death, his estate is still capitalizing on the famous children's books Geisel wrote. The 2015 release of never-before-published "What Pet Should I Get" boosted revenue for his estate by 100%.

6. Bob Marley, $21 million
6. Bob Marley, $21 million

Albums don't make bank for the estate of Marley, who died in 1981, but rather his House of Marley audio products, Marley's Mellow Mood beverages and merchandising sales.

5. Prince, $25 million
5. Prince, $25 million

Prince was still touring when he passed away in 2015 and netting about $2 million per show. But he's sold more albums over the past year than any other dead musician.

4. Elvis Presley, $27 million
4. Elvis Presley, $27 million

The King moves about one million albums per year, mostly physical instead of digital. Graceland doesn't hurt, either.

3. Arnold Palmer, $40 million
3. Arnold Palmer, $40 million

Even after his 2016 death, Arnold Palmer's legacy lives on in his eponymous half-lemonade, half-tea drink that accounts for 25% of Arizona Beverage Co's revenue.

2. Charles Schulz, $48 million
2. Charles Schulz, $48 million

After Schulz's death in 2000, his estate still benefits hugely from the licensing revenue of the "Peanuts" comics he created. The 2015 release of a 3-D "Peanuts" movie boosted Schulz close to the top of the list.

1. Michael Jackson, $825 million
1. Michael Jackson, $825 million

Talk about a smart investment. Jackson paid $47.5 million in 1985 for the Beatles-backed ATV publishing catalog. Fast forward 21 years and a Sony Corp (SNE - Get Report) buyout later and Jackson's estate welcomed a huge windfall with a 30% annualized return on Jackson's investment.

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