25/10/2012 08:38 BST | Updated 08/11/2012 18:45 GMT

Forbes Dead Celebrity Rich List: From Michael Jackson To Marylin Monroe

Everyone dreams of earning a fortune.

While a lucky few achieve wealth beyond their wildest dreams, most of us have to settle for something a little more 'realistic', looking on in envy at rich celebs and their giant houses, fast cars and (in the case of Beyonce) $100,000 leggings.

To make us even greener, it appears that the great leveller - death itself - is no barrier for a superstar to earn a buck or two. Forbes has compiled it's annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities, who do you think is at number one?