13. George Harrison (tie)
Died: Nov. 29, 2001
The youngest Beatle continues to earn from the beloved group’s immortal popularity. Like bandmate John Lennon, Harrison’s earnings enjoyed a boost from the 1.6 million albums the group sold in 2010, as well as the Cirque du Soleil show and licensing deals. Though Harrison did pen hits like Here Comes the Sun and Something, his songwriting catalog is somewhat smaller than Lennon’s, as is the demand for image and likeness rights, hence the lower earnings.