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.
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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