Even beyond the grave, several of today’s biggest Hip Hop stars continue to generate huge profits from their likeness. Today, Forbes released its annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities with two new additions as late-rappers Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion make their respective debuts. They join a list of the greatest icons of all-time including Michael Jackson, Whitney Huston and Elvis. In 2019, the Crenshaw mogul and Florida rockstar have amassed millions in the wake of their assassinations.

Nipsey made the last spot of the top 10 while XXX is a million shy with the 11th spot earning $9 million in 2019 with 5.6 billion streams. Find the complete list by Zack Malley below:

1. Michael Jackson $60 million

2. Elvis Presley $39 million

3. Charles Schulz $38 million

4. Arnold Palmer $30 million

5. Bob Marley $20 million

6. Dr. Seuss $19 million

7. John Lennon $14 million

8. Marilyn Monroe $13 million

9. Prince $12 million

10. Nipsey Hussle $11 million

11. XXXTentacion $10 million

12. Whitney Houston $9.5 million

13.George Harrison $9 million

While there’s no word on forthcoming posthumous XXXTentacion music, rumors of a second Nipsey Hussle album coming soon have been circulating for months with confirmations from artists close to the late-rapper, notably including, Ty Dolla $ign, Mustard, Game and Meek Mill. Aside from music, Nipsey’s fashion revenue continues to soar with his Marathon Clothing still raking in millions a month and a new collaboration with Fear of God releaseing last weekend.

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