Conor McGregor will only need to fight one fight in 2020 to hit the jackpot. This victorious meeting against Donald Cerrone allowed him to pocket $ 22 million. Importantly, the mixed martial arts (MMA) star was the highest-paid athlete in the world last year, with around $ 180 million in revenue (around € 149 million), according to the magazine. Forbes.
It is not in fact the practice of sport that has made him gain the most but rather entrepreneurship. The 32-year-old Irishman made $ 158 million from his business activities, including the sale of his shares in a whiskey brand.
Football in a good place
According to Forbes, McGregor was one of four athletes to win more than $ 100 million in 2020. Lionel Messi comes second on the list with $ 130 million in revenue (around 107 million euros), followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and his $ 120 million (around € 99 million).
Dallas Cowboys quarterback in American football Dak Prescott completes the top quartet with $ 107.5 million in revenue, ahead of Lakers star LeBron James with $ 96.5 million. PSG player Neymar for his part won $ 95 million, or 78 million euros. Finally, Roger Federer, despite having played only one tournament in 2020, still belongs to the top 10 with $ 90 million.