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MMA superstar Conor McGregor named sporting world’s highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes-Sports News , Happy Easterday

MMA celebrity Conor McGregor named sporting world’s highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes-Sports activities Information , Blissful Easterday

The majority of the previous plumber’s pay packet got here through his profitable enterprise actions, which included the sale of his Correct Twelve whiskey model.

File picture of MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Reuters

Los Angeles: Blended martial arts celebrity Conor McGregor was the sporting world’s highest-paid athlete in 2020, raking in round $180 million with earnings boosted by industrial ventures, a Forbes report confirmed Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Irishman solely fought as soon as in 2020, incomes round $22 million from his victory over Donald Cerrone in January.

The majority of the previous plumber’s pay packet — an estimated $158 million — got here through his profitable enterprise actions, which included the sale of his Correct Twelve whiskey model.

McGregor was one in all solely 4 athletes to earn greater than $100 million in 2020, in accordance with the Forbes annual listing of sport’s highest earners.

Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi was second on the listing with $130 million in earnings, adopted by Juventus idol Cristiano Ronaldo with $120 million.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was ranked fourth on the listing with $107.5 million.

The majority of Prescott’s earnings got here through a $66 million signing bonus agreed when he inked a $160 million contract extension with the enduring NFL franchise.

LeBron James got here in fifth with $96.5 million after a 12 months that noticed him lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals crown.

Some $65 million of James’ earnings got here from endorsements and different off-the-court actions.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian striker Neymar was sixth on the listing with $95 million.

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, in the meantime, continued to make the highest 10 regardless of enjoying just one event in 2020. The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion earned most of his $90 million from endorsements.

System One star Lewis Hamilton ($82 million), NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ($76 million) and NBA Brooklyn Nets ace Kevin Durant ($75 million) rounded out the highest 10.

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Updated: May 12, 2021 — 8:20 pm

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