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Connor McGregor earns R2.5bn to become the richest athlete in the world – Forbes

14 May 2021 9:48 AM
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Lionel Messi (R1.8bn) came in second. There are no women on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 10 most-well-paid athletes.

Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor is the world’s richest athlete.

McGregor earned R2.5 billion ($180 million) in the last 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.

The world’s top-earning athletes (past 12 months):

  • Conor McGregor - $180 million

  • Lionel Messi - $130 million

  • Cristiano Ronaldo - $120 million

  • Dak Prescott - $107.5 million

  • LeBron James - $96.5 million

  • Neymar - $95 million

  • Roger Federer - $90 million

  • Lewis Hamilton - $82 million

  • Tom Brady - $76 million

  • Kevin Durant - $75 million

Lionel Messi earned $130 million in the past 12 months, according to Forbes. © Vasilis Ververidis/123rf.com

Refilwe Moloto interviewed Carl Lewis, Head of Content at Bet.co.za.

McGregor got there with the sale of his whiskey - Proper No. Twelve – which sold for $600 million…

Carl Lewis, Head of Content - Bet.co.za

Four athletes earned more than $100 million…

Carl Lewis, Head of Content - Bet.co.za

The soccer players on the list… earned the highest salaries. The others on the list are more there because of endorsements…

Carl Lewis, Head of Content - Bet.co.za

There are no women in the top 10…

Carl Lewis, Head of Content - Bet.co.za

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




14 May 2021 9:48 AM
Tags:
Lewis Hamilton
Forbes
Neymar
Cristiano Ronaldo
Roger Federer
Lionel Messi
LeBron James
Tom Brady
Carl Lewis
Refilwe Moloto
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Kevin Durant
Dak Prescott
Connor McGregor
Bet.co.za

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