Elvis No Longer King of Dead Celebrities

The Beatles continue to sell millions of discs, and the New York Supreme Court just cleared the way for the band and its survivors to sue EMI for $25 million in damages and unpaid royalties.

5. Albert Einstein -- The greatest of all super-geniuses has hit a goldmine with the Baby Einstein line of educational videos and toys, which generated $400 million last year. Einstein's estate, controlled by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, gleaned at least $20 million in royalties, more than proving the theory of celebrity relativity.

6. Andy Warhol -- Andy Warhol famously said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." But could the pop icon have ever imagine his art plastered on $200 Levi Strauss jeans, as well as limited edition cell phones, and Adidas running shoes, all to the tune of $19 million?

This winter, Barneys department store will institute the "Happy Warholidays" advertising campaign, with the artist's work on billboards and shopping bags.

New iMac computers are equipped with a feature called Photo Booth, which has a "Warhol" option. Click a button, and the photo of your choice is split into multiple images and candy-colored, just like the artist's classic rendering of Campbell's soup cans. Now, all you have to do is convince a museum that it's modern art.

7. Dr. Seuss -- The Grinch is dreaming of the Great White Way this Christmas. Theodor Geisel's classic children's book is coming to Broadway, with theater unions agreeing to put on 12 shows a week, four more than the industry standard.

The movie version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" already proved to be a $260 million blockbuster, so it's not surprising that the good doctor still pulls in $10 million in annual earnings, enough to top Whoville's Who's Who.

The Rest of the list: No. 8, Ray Charles ($10 million); No. 9. Marilyn Monroe ($8 million); No. 10, Johnny Cash ($8 million); No. 11; J.R.R. Tolkien ($7 million), No. 12 George Harrison ($7 million); No. 13. Bob Marley ($7 million).

Buck Wolf is ABCNews.com's entertainment producer. The Wolf Files is published on Tuesdays.

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