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Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by yetmao: 5:54am On May 14
Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor, has been named the highest paid athlete in the world by Forbes placing him above soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. This is the first time McGregor has topped the list.

McGregor, who fought only once during the period Forbes is calculating earnings is said to have made $180 million over a 12 month period, $22 in the Octagon and $158 of endorsements and other earnings. A big bulk of his calculated earnings comes from the sale of his whisky, Proper No. Twelve, to Proximo Spirits for $150 million.

McGregor is only the third athlete (Roger Federer and Tiger Woods are the other two) to make more than $70 million outside of the physical sport they play.

Here's a rundown of the top 10 athletes and their calculated earnings.

Conor McGregor – MMA- $180 million
Lionel Messi – socccer – $130 million
Cristiano Ronaldo – socccer – $120 million
Dak Prescott – NFL – $107.5 million
LeBron James – NBA – $96.5 million
Neymar – socccer – $95 million
Roger Federer – tennis – $90 million
Lewis Hamilton – Formula 1 – $82 million
Tom Brady – NFL – $76 million
Kevin Durant – NBA – $75 million

Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by Edimakan(m): 6:01am On May 14
grin >
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by temitope27(m): 6:07am On May 14
Wow, hit the jackpot grin
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by XXXXTENTACION: 6:22am On May 14
Odogwu... shocked
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by Ever8090: 6:43am On May 14
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Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by meobizy(f): 6:48am On May 14
Cue the ignorant Nairaland comments, believing that the cash fell on his laps without prior planning, preparation, then execution. For this 2021 feat, he may have planned since 1999. That is how long most of these caucasians set things in motion to make a legacy. Some businesses stay at a loss for decades before hitting big time; not because they were lucky but because they drew predictions beforehand and stuck with them till the very end. Apart from romantic contexts, if you strive hard enough for something, you will eventually get it — at the very least scratch the surface.
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by paulolee(m): 7:58am On May 14
wow...congrats man...but even if I love money dt much, I would rather do other sports than dt his UFC bcoz I hate dt bloody kinda sport but it seems some people are made for it..
the only injustice on dt list us seeing neyma in it, azin getting $95m for doing skills n being less serious with d game..
neyma is a good example of dt saying "life no balance" bcox i know so many more serious players dt isnt earning even half of wat neyna getting from football e.g mbappe n lewandowski...
he earns so much bcoz of dt sweet PSG deal n alot of endorsement deals n he is still enjoying the fruits of d past glory he did in barca n in brazil.
d kid is blessed bcoz even with such nonchalant attitude, PSG n even d mumu barca are still dieing for his services..
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by Nbote(m): 7:59am On May 14
meobizy:
Cue the ignorant Nairaland comments, believing that the cash fell on his laps without prior planning, preparation, then execution. For this 2021 feat, he may have planned since 1999. That is how long most of these caucasians set things in motion to make a legacy. Some businesses stay at a loss for decades before hitting big time; not because they were lucky but because they drew predictions beforehand and stuck with them till the very end. Apart from romantic contexts, if you strive hard enough for something, you will eventually get it — at the very least scratch the surface.

Who ask U all dis ones now??
Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by paulolee(m): 8:08am On May 14
meobizy:
Cue the ignorant Nairaland comments, believing that the cash fell on his laps without prior planning, preparation, then execution. For this 2021 feat, he may have planned since 1999. That is how long most of these caucasians set things in motion to make a legacy. Some businesses stay at a loss for decades before hitting big time; not because they were lucky but because they drew predictions beforehand and stuck with them till the very end. Apart from romantic contexts, if you strive hard enough for something, you will eventually get it — at the very least scratch the surface.
person go jus sit down de type philosophical lines wey dm no ask am...aunty u wey don draw predictions, do planning, preparation n execution, hope ur name dey d list too??

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Re: Mcgregor Became Highest Paid Athlete In The World Over Messi, Ronaldo. by optimus106(m): 8:20am On May 14
That's good

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