Conor McGregor tops Forbes's list of 10 highest-paid athletes of 2021 – Citi Sports Online

Conor McGregor tops Forbes's list of 10 highest-paid athletes of 2021 – Citi Sports Online


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Conor McGregor was the world's highest-paid athlete over the last year ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the annual Forbes list.

During the 12-month period ending May 1, 2021, Irish MMA fighter McGregor earned $180m, a figure which Forbes said includes $158m from endorsements and the recent sale of the majority stake of his whiskey brand.

Forbes said its on-the-field earnings figures include all prize money, salaries and bonuses earned during the 12-month period while off-the-field earnings are an estimate of sponsorship deals, appearance fees and licensing income.


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