7. John Lennon
John Lennon continued his sales of Beatles albums and many other musical projects. Show title Beatles-themed Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil include up to a twelve million dollars paycheck for Lennon (who was killed in 1980). His solo work moves hundreds of thousands of copies every year. Moreover, his widow Yoko Ono filed ten million dollars lawsuit against recording company EMI to get back royalties and master recordings; this includes help boost John Lennon’s bank account.