Conor McGregor is Forbes’ highest-paid athlete

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor has topped the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes for 2021 with an earning of $180 million beating the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Conor McGregor had only one fight for the year 2020 from which he pocketed $22 million, but the majority of his income comes from the successful business ventures that he is part of.

His whisky brand Proper Twelve grossed a whopping $158 million, making the majority of his income for the year.

Among Conor McGregor, four other athletes grossed over $100 million, which includes Lionel Messi ($130 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($120 million), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ($107.5 million).


NBA superstar Lebron James came fifth as he amassed a total of $96.5 million in his wealth in the last year.

Other notable athletes that are part of the list are, Brazilian striker Neymar with earnings of $95 million, Roger Federer – who was not active on the field, but almost all of his $90 million came from his off-field ventures.

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