Because you don't have to be alive to make money.
All the celebrities on this list left a lot behind: their work, their fanbase and their enormous net worth, too. There’s so much power in their names that their wealth just keeps on growing even after their deaths.
The famous boxer may have died this year, but his name still makes money. His net worth is around $50 million and his merchandise still sells like crazy.
Ziggy Stardust may be ruling the afterlife these days, but his legacy still earns tons of money for the people on planet Earth. His fortune is around $100 million.