Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes List of 2021 has been released

Forbes has released its top 10 highest paid list of 2021 this year. Although the UFC star Conor McGregor has topped the whole list by earning the highest money of $180 million by beating up the scorcher superstar Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the past year. And become the highest-paid atheist of the year. 


The full list of the athletes are as follows – 


Rank Name Sports Earning
1 Conor McGregor (Ireland) MMA $180 million
2 Lionel Messi (Argentina) Soccer $130 million


Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Soccer $120 million
4 Dak Prescott (United States) Football $107.5 million
5 Lebron James (United States) Basketball $96.5 million
  6 Neymar (Brazil) Soccer $95 million
7 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis $90 million
8 Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) Formula 1 $82 million
9 Tom Brady (United States) Football $76 million


Kevin Durant (United States) Basketball $75 million


Although, the factors focused on by Forbes are the salaries, price money, and several bones made by them between May 1, 2020, and May 1, 2021. 

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The ten highest-paid athletes in the world took home pretax gross earnings of $1.05 billion during the past 12 months, 28% more than last year’s top earners. The combined haul falls just a few million short of the $1.06 billion records set in 2018, the 12-month window in which boxer Floyd Mayweather earned $285 million, almost all of it from his 2017 pay-per-view fight with Conor McGregor.


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