Conor McGregor beats Ronaldo and Messi in Forbes highest paid Athletes list
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are no longer the highest paid athletes in the world. It’s Conor McGregor who tops the list according to Forbes.
You can see the full top ten below:
- Conor McGregor – $180m
- Lionel Messi – $130m
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £120m
- Dak Prescott – $107.5m
- LeBron James – $96.5m
- Neymar – $95m
- Roger Federer – $90m
- Lewis Hamilton – $82m
- Tom Brady – $76m
- Kevin Durant – $75m
Following his achievement, Conor took it to his social media accouts and celebrated the victory by cutting a cake.
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Conor on his Twitter: “Baby we did it!! Uimhir a Haon.
“Thank you Forbes for recognizing my role as an entrepreneur! It was a dream to lead this list with so many successful athletes! Onwards and upwards we go.”
Messi finished behind McGregor with a astonishing £92.4m earnings, while Juventus superstar Ronaldo came third with £85.3m earnings.
According to Forbes, McGregor earned a whopping $180million in 2020 despite only stepping foot inside the octagon once.
McGregor sold his majority stake in the business for around $600million to the well-known tequila company Jose Cuervo. You can only imagine where McGregor will place on next year’s rich list.