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 –
|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.
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.