Conor McGregor tops The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2021 List

The World’s 10 Highest-Paid Athletes 2021 List: Conor McGregor Leads A Group Of Sports Stars Unfazed By The Pandemic.

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Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor tops The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2021 List, Forbes released its annual ranking of the world’s Top 10 highest-paid athletes of 2021, with UFC’s Conor McGregor leading the way with $180 million in earnings over the last 12 months. Two soccer stars Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ($130M) and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo ($120M) were second and third, followed by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ($107.5M) and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James ($96.5M).

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The World’s 10 Highest-Paid Athletes 2021:

  1. 🥊 Conor McGregor: $180 million.
  2. ⚽️ Lionel Messi: $130 million.
  3. ⚽️ Cristiano Ronaldo: $120 million.
  4. 🏈 Dak Prescott: $107.5 million.
  5. 🏀 LeBron James: $96.5 million.
  6. ⚽️ Neymar: $95 million.
  7. 🎾 Roger Federer: $90 million.
  8. 🏁 Lewis Hamilton: $82 million.
  9. 🏈 Tom Brady: $76 million.
  10. 🏀 Kevin Durant: $75 million.

Conor McGregor tops The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2021 List

Conor mcgregor tops the world’s highest paid athletes 2021 list
Conor McGregor tops The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2021 List

While the majority of Conor McGregor’s earnings came from the sale of his whiskey brand, he also earned $22 million in an appearance at UFC 257 in January. In compiling their on-field earning figures, Forbes used a methodology that accounted for all prize money, salaries, and bonuses in a period spanning from May 1, 2020, to May 1, 2021. 

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