Died: March 23, 2011
Cause: Heart Failure
Taylor’s earnings were $185 million higher last year because of a series of extremely successful auctions at Christie’s of the star's jewelry and art. Taylor, who embodies old-school Hollywood glamour, still earns from her fragrance, White Diamonds, which brought in $35 million in the U.S. alone in 2012, and smart investments in stock and real estate. Expect to see more licensing deals soon on things like high-end fashion and cosmetics.
(Photo: Archive Photos/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 The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.