Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor ranked first on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s top-earning athletes for 2020, with $ 180 million in revenue, mostly from business activities, according to the annual ranking published on Thursday.
The 32-year-old Irishman had just one fight for a $ 22 million victory against his US rival Donald Cerrone in 2020 just 40 seconds after his start.
McGregor made $ 158 million, especially after selling his shares in the whiskey company.
According to the American magazine, McGregor was one of four athletes to earn more than $ 100 million in 2020.
Lionel Messi, the star and captain of Spanish football club Barcelona and topped the list in 2019, came second with an estimated revenue of $ 130 million, followed by Italian Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo with 120 million.
Dallas Cowboys player Duck Prescott, basketball star and Los Angeles Lakers team LeBron James ($ 96.5 million) and Paris Saint-Germain’s French star Brazilian Neymar ($ 95 million), is a four-pronged earning $ 107.5 million. completed the lead. ).
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, who won 20 Grand Slam championships, kept his place in the top 10 with $ 90 million in revenue, despite playing only one tournament last year.