Forbes Celebrity 100 has a site called “Earnings From The Crypt”. Professor Tolkien is at #8 of the top eighteen, beating out Frank Sinatra and Jerry Garcia but not Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe is way down there. Will be interesting to see what the next couple of years do to his earnings, heh?
Well… I don’t think his estate will make any money, but you may want to buddy up next to Saul Zaentz 🙂