UFC star Conor McGregor beats Messi and Ronaldo on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes’ list

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UFC star Conor McGregor beats Messi and Ronaldo on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes’ list

Forbes has revealed the highest-paid athlete list for the year 2020.

Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) star Conor McGregor has been ranked as Forbes’ highest-paid athlete.

McGregor beat out competition from football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The athletes were ranked in their revenue from the game and endorsement deals.

McGregor made a total of $180 million over the last 12 months, his majority stake in whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits  was sold for $150 million

The top Forbes’ Top 10 Richest Athletes

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1. Conor McGregor – $180 million

2. Lionel Messi – $130 million

3. Cristiano Ronaldo – $120 million

4. Dak Prescott – $107.5 million

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5. LeBron James – $96.5 million

6. Neymar – $95 million

7. Roger Federer – $90 million

8. Lewis Hamilton – $82 million

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9. Tom Brady – $76 million

10. Kevin Durant – $75 million

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