Famous people, for all their creativity and ingenuity, are often rewarded with fortune, the limelight, and probably toilet paper made out of $100 bills. Unless you're anyone on this list, that is.

Because it turns out that when fortune smiles upon you, there's no designated time in which she does. To that end, we asked our readers to show us some of the most famous people on the planet ... who only became so after they kicked the bucket. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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