Conor McGregor Celebrates Topping The Forbes Rich List

Conor McGregorConor McGregor has reacted for the first time to being named him the highest-paid athlete for 2021 by Forbes. “Baby we did it!! Uimhir a Haon,” McGregor wrote on social media. “Thank you Forbes for recognizing my role as an entrepreneur! It was a dream to lead this list with so many successful athletes! Onwards […]

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Conor McGregor has reacted for the first time to being named him the highest-paid athlete for 2021 by Forbes.

“Baby we did it!! Uimhir a Haon,” McGregor wrote on social media. “Thank you Forbes for recognizing my role as an entrepreneur! It was a dream to lead this list with so many successful athletes! Onwards and upwards we go.”

McGregor takes top honors for the first time in his career in his second appearance on the list. Forbes reviews prize money, salaries, and bonuses earned between May 1, 2020, and May 1, 2021. They also include endorsement incomes that estimate sponsorship deals, appearance fees, and licensing revenues based on information from industry insiders.

‘Notorious’ has been tireless in his pursuit of wealth. This year he’s earned $180 million, with $158 million of that total made outside of the ring. The re-evaluation of Proper Twelve heavily contributed to McGregor’s financial success this year, with him remaining in an ownership role with the whiskey brand. The move made McGregor part of a prestigious group as only the third athlete in history to earn more than $70 million outside of athletic competition while still actively competing in a single year. He joins Roger Federer and Tiger Woods with the accomplishment.

McGregor dethrones the tennis legend, who earned top honours last year, with Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Dak Prescott, and LeBron James rounding out this year’s top five. It is also the first time that more than three athletes earned over $100 million in a single year.

The Irishman will continue adding to his vast wealth when he returns to the Octagon on July 10. McGregor is scheduled to face off against Dustin Poirier in an eagerly anticipated and highly lucrative trilogy fight.

Do you think Conor McGregor will top the rich list in 2022?

Conor McGregor Is The World’s Highest-Paid Athlete According to Forbes

Conor McGregorConor McGregor is not lying when he says that he knows how to make money. And this year, Forbes is backing him up as they’ve named him the highest-paid athlete for 2021. McGregor takes top honors for the first time in his career and his second appearance on the list. Forbes reviews prize money, salaries, and bonuses […]

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is not lying when he says that he knows how to make money. And this year, Forbes is backing him up as they’ve named him the highest-paid athlete for 2021.

McGregor takes top honors for the first time in his career and his second appearance on the list. Forbes reviews prize money, salaries, and bonuses earned between May 1, 2020, and May 1, 2021. They also include endorsement incomes that estimate sponsorship deals, appearance fees, and licensing revenues based on information from industry insiders.

McGregor has been tireless in his pursuit of wealth. This year he’s earned $180 million, with $158 million of that total made outside of the ring. The re-evaluation of Proper Twelve heavily contributed to McGregor’s financial success this year, with him remaining in an ownership role with the whiskey brand. The move made McGregor part of a prestigious group as only the third athlete in history to earn more than $70 million outside of athletic competition while still actively competing in a single year. He joins Roger Federer and Tiger Woods with the accomplishment.

McGregor dethrones Federer, who earned top honors last year, with Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Dak Prescott, and LeBron James rounding out this year’s top five. It is also the first time that more than three athletes earned over $100 million in a single year.

For his part, McGregor shows no signs of slowing down. He has purchased pubs in his native Dublin. He has also talked about buying a significant soccer organization with Manchester United and Celtic atop his list.

McGregor has also stated that he plans on fighting at least twice this year, likely adding to the earnings he’s already secured in 2021. He continues to make history as the only MMA fighter ever recognized by Forbes on the list.

Do you think Conor McGregor will continue to reign as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world beyond 2021?

Conor McGregor Placed #1 On Forbes’ 2021 Highest-Paid Athletes List

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor vowed “world domination” recently, and we are beginning to see what that looks like. In Forbes’ 2021 highest-paid athletes list released earlier today, Conor McGregor scored the #1 spot on th…

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor vowed “world domination” recently, and we are beginning to see what that looks like. In Forbes’ 2021 highest-paid athletes list released earlier today, Conor McGregor scored the #1 spot on the list, the first time an MMA fighter has achieved this feat. The rankings take into account not only earnings garnered […]

UFC’s Michael Chandler Talks Possible Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier Fights

Michael Chandler is set to fight Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight championship Saturday, but he’s already looking ahead to potential future opponents…

Michael Chandler is set to fight Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight championship Saturday, but he’s already looking ahead to potential future opponents…

Conor McGregor Names Dustin Poirier As Easiest Opponent of Career

Conor McGregor has named the easiest opponent of his career, and given the timing of his proclamation, his choice probably won’t surprise you. At UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will put their trilogy to bed when they settle who is the bette…

Conor McGregor has named the easiest opponent of his career, and given the timing of his proclamation, his choice probably won’t surprise you. At UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will put their trilogy to bed when they settle who is the better man once and for all in the main event. The sequel […]