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Forbes: The Top Earning Dead Celebrities 2013

5 of 11

No. 6: Marilyn Monroe

$15 million


Died: August 5, 1962

Age: 36

Cause: Overdose

Ask anyone in the dead celebrities business which estate is making the biggest gains and they’ll tell you Marilyn Monroe. Now run by Authentic Brand Group, Monroe recently appeared in an ad campaign for Sexy Hair and Macy’s is selling a line of Monroe clothes. Marilyn Monroe cafes and spas are popping up around the country and Monroe is the new face of Channel No. 5.

(Photo: Frank Worth, Courtesy of Capital/Getty Images)

More from Forbes:
Full List: The Top Earning Dead Celebrities 2013
Top-Earning Dead Celebrities: The Ones Who Almost Made The List
The Top-Earning Celebrities of 2013

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