What Do Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein and Stieg Larsson Have in Common?

They each earned a place in the recent Forbes magazine list of the top ten world celebrities who are still earning big bucks in the afterlife.

Michael Jackson grabbed the top spot on the list, closely followed by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Also ahead of Larsson were notables such as John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, Albert Einstein and Jimi Hendrix. Larsson shared ninth place with the actor Steve McQueen.

We note that Larsson was the only author on that list. With his books still hitting best-seller lists around the world and the forthcoming US film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo due in December, he will certainly be on the 2011 list as well.

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