- Forbes has released its annual list of the top 10 highest-paid athletes of the year.
Forbes reported on Wednesday that Former UFC champion, Conor McGregor, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million.
McGregor is ahead of football Icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who occupied the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively.
The 32-year-old Irishman lands at the number one position for the first time as he earned a total of $180 million over the last 12 months.
Meanwhile, Messi and Ronaldo earned $130 million and $120 million, respectively, EKO HOT BLOG gathered.
The Barcelona captain made $97 million on the field and $33 million off the field thanks to sponsorships, a lifetime deal with Adidas and a clothing line with Ginny Hilfiger, while the Juventus forward made $70 million on the field and $50 million off the field with a lifetime deal with Nike and his CR7 business.
LeBron James despite his massive investments and endorsement deals did not make the top 3 spots.
The list of the top 10 are presented below:
(1.) Conor McGregor ($275m)
(2.) Lionel Messi ($130m)
(3.) Cristiano Ronaldo ($120m)
(4.) Dak Prescott ($107.5m)
(5.) LeBron James ($96.5m)
(6.) Neymar ($95m)
(7.) Roger Federer ($90m)
(8.) Lewis Hamilton ($82m)
(9 ) Tom Brady ($76m)
(10.) Kevin Durant ($75m)
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