Mexico City- According to the annual list released by Forbes on Wednesday, Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was the world’s highest-paid athlete in the past year, ahead of the football player Lionel Messi (Lionel). Messi) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo).
The specialty store said that in the 12 months ending May 1, 2021, McGregor made $180 million, including $158 million in endorsements and the recent sale of a majority stake in his whisky brand.
Barcelona striker Messi ranked second after earning $130 million and became the highest paid football player, while Juventus striker Ronaldo earned $120 million, ranking among the 10 highest paid athletes third.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott (107.5 million) and four-time NBA champion LeBron James (96.5) entered the top five.
Neymar (95 million), tennis player Roger Federer (90), pilot Lewis Hamilton (82), Tom Brady (76) and Kevin Durant (75) make the list top ten.
Forbes stated that its on-site revenue figures include all awards, salaries and bonuses received in the past 12 months, while off-site revenue is an estimate of endorsement transactions, image fees and licensing revenue.
Information from Reuters.