Tupac Lands at No. 8 on Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

Tupac Shakur has once again landed on Forbes Magazine’s Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list after his estate pulled in a whopping $9 million during the period between October 2006 and this month. ‘Pac’s name appears alongside top earning celebrity names such as John Lennon and Elvis Presley on the 13 spot list that tracks earnings generated from merchandising, back music catalogs and royalties. The late rap legend first appeared on the list in 2002 at No. 10 with $7 million in posthumous revenue. Although he failed to make the list in subsequent years, the sale of the rights to his music catalog in May—for $5 million—easily earned him a spot on the 2007 listing, placing him ahead of universally recognizable names such as Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley and James Brown.

  • JAYSTONE

    RIP.too bad he is not alive.shit some motherfuckers are eating.the bad news is that 2pac never make that amount when he was alive

  • texasleen

    wtf tupac aint dead i just saw him at my cousins bbq playing madden

    • Gangster J

      You’re a stupid faggot.

  • jg420

    man i still wish pac was alive so he could merc all of these bullshit rappers like yung joc, soulja boy, jezzy and his wack ass crew, and every one else i forgot. texasleen where you at in texas

  • C

    Just what he wanted. To make life easier for his Mom, Sis, and neices and nephews. Go Pac!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shawty Reg

    I just wish I would have had the chance to see him perform live before he passed on!!!

    504 all day….stand up 4 yo bigg dogg

  • DURTY

    THAT’S WHATS UP….
    ALTHOUGH U CANT TAKE THAT MONEY WIT CHA WHEN IT’S CHECKOUT TIME….KEEP IT IN THE BLOODLINE

  • http://xxlmag.com www.myspace.com/hiphopliveshere

    jg420 that was a great wish, but dumb for you to say. If 2Pac was still alive, these corny rappers wouldnt exist

  • holla

    g.o.a.t..fuck gay-z

  • Ghost Deini

    Pac is a legend, but he’s not the G.O.A.T.

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    Naw cuz u got life effed up ,Makaveli is the GOAT ask your favorite mc!!!

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  • EAR DIS

    Pac is great but he ain’t the greatest. Nas, Jay, Rakim, Pun, Biggie, Eminem, Big L are all iller than Pac. Pac is still great nevertheless.

    • MAGizzle

      Yo wtf are you saying?
      Jay-z? Big-L? Eminem? Rakim? Nas? And Pun? On pacs level? you got to be smoking good heartz to be saying shit like that. they good artist but never on pacs level and I wreconize tupac being the best but not my favorite. I even wreconized my favorite not even being on Pac’s level Wich is Soulja Slim Tha mother Prenking King Of New Orleans!!!!

  • http://www.wwlmag.com FukPacHaterz

    ok r u serious??did u say biggie is better den pac and jay z (piggy and gay-z) u a crazy muthafuckaaaaa..First of all Tupac is alive and 2nd there is no livin or dead man better then him ok he didnt jsut rap he tryed to change da world soo stfu n get ur brains str8 we allhad BETTER DAYZZZ!!!

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  • EAR DIS

    lol. stop catching feelings, u little pac groupie. i just said 2pac is great, he jus ain’t betta than the 7 i mentioned. And that’s real. in terms of wordplay and making a complete album. These 7 are betta. Let’s be real can me against tha world really compete wiv ready to die or reasonable doubt or even american gangster. Yep, I didn’t think so. Oh yeah, by da way, Pac’s been dead for 11 years. get ova it.

  • rizzle

    fuk pac haterz u are fick pac is alive rah rah rah sounds like you need a girl and stop ridin pacs dik ha ha

  • RASKAL WEST COAST

    fuck u ear thiz stop suckin those rapperz cockz homie. pac waz da realest and g.o.a.t. get over it bitch ask anybody hez alwayz voted #1 in pollz on da net n tv even ask ur favorite rapper n hell tell ya. pluz nobody haz even sold close 2 wat pac haz sold lol

  • K.T From South Africa

    This Fagg named ear diz get yo story right 2pac is the greatest of all times all other mc’s come second even B.I.G. He might be dead in America but in South Africa he’s still alive.

  • EAR DIS

    LOOOOOL, YOU PAC GROUPIES ARE NOT SERIOUS, PULL 2PAC’S DIC OUT UR ASS and LISTEN. Wot ur sayin is an opinion, everyone is entitled to one. Pac’s great jus not da greatest. Stop crying. I ain’t even gonna respond to dat K.T fag.

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