CR7, McGregor and Leo Messi exceed $ 100 million dollars MARCA Claro
Forbes released the list of 50 highest paid athletes from around the world through the accounting of bonuses, awards and salaries, numbers that project to Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor as the athletes who receive the most money per year.
The finance specialist medium collected the data from the May 1st, 2020 to the same date but from 2021 and the most surprising thing is that the earnings of the 50 athletes together are almost $ 2.8 billion of dollars that represents a 16% more than the previous year, Not to mention, it was during the pandemic and in the face of one of the biggest economic crises in years.
Conor McGregor, star of the UFC octagons, snatched first place for his $ 180 million dollars, thanks to the investment in his whiskey. In 2016, the mixed martial arts fighter mentioned that he will surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, which is why he told Forbes: “I’m glad I surpassed Ronaldo this year”.
Lionel Messi appeared in second place, just at the moment when I changed from Barcelona to Paris and whose earnings reach $ 130 million of dollars.
Within the top 3 was Cristiano Ronaldo with $ 120 million of dollars mainly due to endorsements and its clothing, accessories, hotel and gym businesses, although Forbes mentions in another list of the world’s highest paid players that the luso surpass this next year to the Argentine star.
We must not leave women, represented above all with Naomi Osaka, one of the athletes with the most covers so far this year and who in numbers was not far behind with the exorbitant amount of $ 60 million dollars.
Soccer is the area that more athletes added to the list with 18 of themwhile basketball came second by adding 13, but the surprise is that no MLB player remained in the ranking. Boxing and Formula 1 only added one with Canelo Álvarez and Lewis Hamilton.
Conor McGregor | $ 180 million Lionel Messi | $ 130 MDDCristiano Ronaldo | $ 120MDDDak Prescott | $ 107.5 MDDLebron James | $ 96.5 MDDNeymar | $ 95 MDDRodger Federer | $ 90 MDDLewis Hamilton | $ 82 MDD Tom Brady | $ 76 MDDKevin Durant | $ 75 MDDStephen Curry | $ 74.5 MDDNaomi Osaka | $ 60 MDDTiger Woods | $ 60 MDDRussell Westbrook | $ 59 MDDPatrick Mahomes | $ 54.5 million James Harden | $ 51 MDDavid Bakhtiari | $ 48.5 MDDRonnie Stanley | $ 47.5 MDDGiannis Antetokounmpo | $ 47 MDD Dustin Johnson | $ 44.5 MDDKlay T | $ 44.5 MDDJoey Boss | $ 44 MDDKirie Irving | $ 44 MDDJalen Ramsey | $ 43.5 MDDTrent Williams | $ 43.5 MDDMyles Garrett | $ 43 MDDMax Verstappen | $ 42.5 MDDSerena Williams | $ 41.5 MDDPhil Mickelson | $ 41 MDDamian Lillard | $ 40.5 MDDKylian Mbapp | $ 40 MDDChris Paul | $ 40MDFromAndre Hopkins | $ 39 MDDLeonard Williams | $ 39 MDDJimmy Butler | $ 38.5 MDDMarlon Humphrey | $ 37.5 million Mohamed Salah | $ 37.5 MDDPaul George | $ 37 MDDChris Jones | $ 37 million Anthony Davis | $ 36 million Aaron Donald | $ 36 MDDMatt Judon | $ 36 MDDPaul Pogba | $ 35.5 MDDDeshaun Watson | $ 35.5 MDDShaquil Barrett | $ 35 MDDNovak Djokovic | $ 34.5 MDDJ.J. Watt | $ 34.5 MDD Canelo Alvarez | $ 34 million Andrs Iniesta | $ 34 MDDRobert Lewandowski | $ 34 million