Nipsey Hussle and XXXTentacion Appear on Forbes’ 2019 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List
According to Forbes' 2019 Top-Earning Dead Celebrity list published on Wednesday (Oct. 30), both rappers, who were shot and killed nearly a year apart from each other, made the list among other iconic spirits like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bob Marley. XXXTentacion made it to the No. 11 slot with $10 million earned. He's considered to be one of the most-streamed artists of the year with at least 5.6 billion spins and counting.
Meanwhile, having earned $11 million, Nipsey posthumously placed at No. 10 on the list. The rapper and entrepreneur garnered at least 1.85 billion spins and counting. All the money from the streams has gone directly to his estate.
Nipsey's million-dollar accomplishment isn't news to his friends and family. Back in May, a source close to Nipsey's camp confirmed to XXL that the late rapper's clothing store The Marathon made at least $10 million after he passed away on March 31. Although the storefront has been closed for some time, the business has been racking up millions through its online store.
Meanwhile, XXXTentacion's estate has also managed to collect a significant amount of money since X was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Loyal fans have been consuming every project and record his estate has dropped over the past year. Examples include his ? Deluxe Album and Skins.
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