‘Peanuts’ Creator Is Third in Annual List of Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Charles Schulz made more money last year than I’ve made my entire life. And he’s dead.

[Editor & Publisher] “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz is once again in the company of Elvis Presley — and is now joined by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Schulz usually finishes second in Forbes magazine’s yearly list of the top-earning dead celebrities. But in the sixth-annual ranking released this week, the late cartoonist came in third (his estate made $35 million during the past year), Elvis second ($42 million), and Cobain first ($50 million). Cobain zoomed to the top spot after his widow, Courtney Love, sold a 25% stake in Nirvana’s song catalogue. Read more.