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Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves behind Messi and Ronaldo

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

This year, McGregor tops the list of the highest paid athletes in the world, taking advantage of his unparalleled popularity in martial arts and dizzying profits outside the UFC Octagon. McGregor has raised a total of $ 180 million over the past 12 months; Most of them came from his recent sale of shares in Whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for $ 150 million.

This is the first time the 32-year-old has topped the list published by Forbes. In 2018, after the famous match with Mayweather he was ranked in fourth place with $ 99 million.

McGregor has plans for the future. He is looking to put his money to work well beyond the alcohol business: He has tossed out the idea of ??buying Manchester United, the Premier League's most valuable team.

Forbes ranking:

1-Conor MCGregor $ 180 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

2-Lionel Messi $ 130 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

3-Christian Ronaldo $ 120 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

4-Dak Prescott $ 107.5 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

5-LeBron James $ 96.5 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

6-Neymar $ 95 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

7-Roger Federer $ 90 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

8-Luis Hamilton $ 82 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

9-Tom Brady $ 76 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

10-Kevin Durant $ 75 million

Forbes: Conor McGregor the highest paid athlete in the world for 2020, leaves

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