Ronaldo, Messi And Lebron James Trail In Latest Forbes Richest Athletes List

  • 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.

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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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Ronaldo, Messi And Lebron James Trail In Latest Forbes Richest Athletes List

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