10. Kurt Cobain
The front singer of Nirvana may have lost his life in 1994, but he still has an existence in the music-biz. His widow is controversial and drug-addled Courtney Love is the one who control his estate and continues to license his song catalog to advertising agencies. A number of television shows including Six Feet Under and CSI are also making her bank account filthy loaded with money. Fact is, Cobain took over the number one spot subsequent to a huge licensing contract that Love made in 2006.