Elvis Presley (undated file photo) and John Lennon (file photo May 13, 1968) top the charts amongst the "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" on the Forbes.com's list. Elvis, who earned an estimated $49 million , has reclaimed the No. 1 spot, while Lennon, who earned an estimated $44 million, was ranked second. Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman in New York on Dec. 8, 1980. Elvis who died 30 years ago (yes, dear reader, he is dead) last topped in the list in 2005.