Gen X Buries Pre-Boomer Icon: The Changing of the (Dead) Guard


Kurt Cobain surpasses Elvis Presley as most-moneymakin' corpse; however, it was due mostly to an unrepeatable one-year blip caused by Courtney Love, aka the Widow Cobain, selling off 25 percent of his song publishing last year. The only person on Forbes' top 10 of the dividend-delivering dead who wasn't officially a professional entertainer in his former life is Albert Einstein, at no. 5 with $20 million earned last year.