First, it’s time for a toast of Irish Whiskey Proper No.12, as Conor McGregor topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in 2021.
With indications from Forbes’ highest-paid athlete’s list, it looks like McGregor finally captured the top spot. The Irish superstar beat out popular sports figures like Lebron James and Cristiano Ronaldo. Overall, the figure takes into account business ventures as well as capital earned inside their given sport. Following the sale of McGregor’s whiskey brand, it seems all of his business ventures outside the UFC are beginning to pay dividends.
Conor McGregor Is Forbes’ Highest Paid Athlete Of 2021
The Irish superstar recently doubled his net worth with the sale of his whiskey company. After the massive transaction, the superstar was worth 180 million dollars. While 150 million came directly by way of the sale, the UFC fighter earned the rest throughout his career.
Additionally, McGregor owns the August McGregor clothing line as well as the McGregor FAST Program. This is the second time that McGregor has made the top ten Forbes list for the highest-paid athlete of 2021. The first time that McGregor made the coveted list was in 2018 after his gigantic boxing pay-per-view with Floyd Mayweather. In particular, “The Notorious” earned 99 million in 2018.
Without a doubt, it’s great news for McGregor and also shows that MMA is a thriving business, even in a pandemic. The 32-year old McGregor last competed at UFC 257. While the Irishman lost the fight to Dustin Poirier by knockout, now the company plans to run that fight back a third and final time at UFC 264. It will be interesting to see how the UFC lightweight landscape changes when the vacant lightweight belt is up for grabs later this week.
What do you make of the big news about Conor McGregor, do you believe he will make the top of the list next year?