💵 Forbes: McGregor, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar & Hamilton among the highest-paid athletes for 2020
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💵 Forbes: McGregor, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar & Hamilton among the highest-paid athletes for 2020

Despite only fighting once in 2020 and losing that fight, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor has been named Forbes’ highest-paid athlete ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The majority of 32-year-old McGregor's revenue has come from ventures beyond the Octagon, which includes an array of endorsement deals. According to Forbes, McGregor made a total of $180 million in 2020. 

Football's representatives in the latest Forbes top ten highest-paid athletes are Lionel Messi (who made $130 million in 2020 with $97 million coming “on the field”), Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. 

🏦 Highest-paid athletes in 2020 via Forbes

  • 🥊 Conor McGregor - $180m
  • ⚽️ Lionel Messi - $130m
  • ⚽️ Cristiano Ronaldo - $120m
  • 🏈 Dak Prescott - $107.5m
  • 🏀 LeBron James - $96.5m
  • ⚽️ Neymar - $95m
  • 🎾 Roger Federer - $90m
  • 🏎 Lewis Hamilton - $82m
  • 🏈 Tom Brady - $76m
  • 🏀 Kevin Durant - $75m

Cristiano Ronaldo recently struck his 100th goal for Juventus, meaning that he's reached a century of goals for three different clubs and the Portugal national team.

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