Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on Dec. 12, 1915. For the centennial, all sorts of new and repackaged products have been rolling out:
1) Music: "Ultimate Sinatra," a 100-song collection spanning his entire career, a four-CD set of radio recordings done from 1935 to 1955, as well as 50th anniversary editions of three 1965 classics: "Sinatra: A Man and His Music," "September of My Years," and 'Sinatra '65," on 180-gram vinyl.
2) Books: An official centennial book, "Sinatra 100" by his daughter Nancy, a massive coffee-table book, "Sinatra: The Photographs" by last wife, Barbara Sinatra, and the second half of James Kaplan's monumental biography of Sinatra, "Sinatra: The Chairman."
3) Box sets: A DVD box set, "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All," done with the cooperation of the family, centered around his legendary 1971 "Retirement Concert" in Los Angeles.
4) TV specials: A CBS television special with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and others, which aired last Sunday night, along with dozens of tribute concerts around the country.
5) Exhibitions: The Grammy Museum's "Sinatra: An American Icon," which just concluded a run at New York City's Lincoln Center and is now on the road.
6) Products: A new whiskey, Sinatra Select, courtesy of his favorite brand, Jack Daniels, and a Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch from Raymond Weil.
7) An app: Yes, there's an app — Frank Sinatra 100, which allows Sinatraphiles to listen to concerts, and slice and dice his musical history any number of ways.
All this amounts to a big business, but how much is not clear. Sinatra did not make Forbes writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg's list of "The 13 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2015" (#1: Michael Jackson at $115 million and #2: Elvis Presley at $55 million) but he was cited, along with Bruce Lee, George Harrison, and others, as "closest to making the cut."
The truth is, we don't know the total sales Sinatra generates because the business that manages the Sinatra empire is private and doesn't publish sales figures.