Yves Saint Laurent tops new dead rich list

The designer made an estimated $350 million (GBP219 million) in the last year, while Jackson debuts at three on the new list, earning a staggering $90 million (GBP56 million) in the three months since his death in June (09).

Presley, a regular at the top of the list, slips to fourth with dead earnings of $55 million (GBP34 million) in the past 12 months.

The top 10 rich dead celebrities on the new list are:

1. Yves Saint Laurent

2. Rodgers & Hammerstein

3. Michael Jackson

4. Elvis Presley

5. J.R.R. Tolkein

6. Charles Schulz

7. John Lennon & Dr. Seuss

9. Albert Einstein

10. Michael Crichton