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