The Forbes “Highest-Paid Athletes in the World” list for 2021 has been released.
This year, Conor McGregor gets top-spot honors, even though most of his cash didn’t come from his sport, but from the sale of his whiskey brand.
Conor McGregor - $180 million (only $22M came “on the field”)
Lionel Messi - $130M ($97M on-field)
Cristiano Ronaldo - $120M ($70M on-field)
Dak Prescott - $107.5M ($97.5M on-field)
LeBron James - $96.5M ($31.5M on-field)
Neymar - $95M ($76M on-field)
Roger Federer - $90M (all of it off-field due to injury)
Lewis Hamilton - $82M ($75M on-field)
Tom Brady - $76M ($45M on-field)
Kevin Durant - $75M ($31M on-field)