We'll admit that in recent weeks, our Spotify playlist has been overrun with classics from the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated Elvis biopic is now playing in theatres. It's definitely Presley season again
with Austin Butler as the iconic Elvis. What better way to assess the many members of the showbiz family's
success after the singer's tragic passing in 1977? You'd think Elvis would be a millionaire artist like Jay-Z because he
was one of the most popular and successful singers and entertainers of all time. But back then, it wasn't the case.
His net worth at the time of his death in 1977 was barely $5 million, or roughly $20 million in today's dollars.
However, the King's reputation has made much more money since his passing. His ex-wife Priscilla took over
management of his estate in the early 1980s, and Graceland was officially opened to the public in 1982.
According to Rolling Stone, it eventually attracted 700,000 visitors yearly, and by the end of the decade, the Presley
estate was bringing in an amazing US$15 million. Rolling Stone calculated his estate's net value to be between US$400-500 million