Forbes magazine calculated the income of the world’s most popular athletes from May 2020 to May 2021. Despite the pandemic, it was a successful year for them, as the highest-paid athletes received 28% of their income. More than 2020.
The leader is not surprising. The number one Conor McGregor may be surprising, especially since Ireland fought a battle during this period (lost to Dustin Poitier in January 2021) ). Despite his poor sports performance, he still made $180 million, of which $158 million came from outside the octagon. The Irish have sold a majority stake in the whisky brand.
Leader McGregor will soon be able to expand his wealth again, this time in an octagonal shape. In July, there will be a vengeance battle with Dustin Poitier. UFC 264 in Las Vegas is this year’s hit single. Tens of thousands of tickets were sold out in a few seconds.
McGregor is clearly ahead of second-ranked Lionel Messi, who made $130 million in 12 months. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo) came in third with an increase of $120 million in his account. Fourth and fifth are overseas athletes: Duck Prescott ($107.5 million) of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and LeBron James ($96.5 million) of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player.