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Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete List for 2020: Conor McGregor lands at number 16

LockerRoom Team
30 May 2020

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has found himself a place in the Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for the year 2020.

The Irish superstar was ranked 16th in the list and according to Forbes, McGregor got a total of $48 Million or roughly 362 Crore Indian rupees with his fight purses totalling to $32 Million while his endorsements went up to $16 Million.

This is not the first time that McGregor is finding a place in the Forbes list. Back in 2018, he was ranked fourth owing to his big-money showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. which reportedly took his earnings to $99 million that year.

McGregor had made his return to the UFC octagon earlier this year and secured a first-round stoppage win as well and is expected to fight soon once the COVID-19 pandemic settles down.

As for the rest of the list, it is topped by Tennis legend Roger Federer who is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Neymar and Lebron James complete the top five. Federer had a total earning of $106.3 for the year as per the report.

Tyson Fury is the top-ranked boxer in the list as he found himself in the 11th position with a total earning of $57 Million. Anthony Joshua and Deotnay Wilder also came inside the top 20 of the list.

Below are the top 20 highest-paid athletes for 2020 from Forbes

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Neymar
  5. Lebron James
  6. Stephen Curry
  7. Kevin Durant
  8. Tiger Woods
  9. Kirk Cousins
  10. Carson Wentz
  11. Tyson Fury
  12. Russel Westbrook
  13. Lewis Hamilton
  14. Rory McIlroy
  15. Jared Goff
  16. Conor McGregor
  17. James Harden
  18. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  19. Anthony Joshua
  20. Deotnay Wilder

Indian Cricket star Virat Kohli is the lone cricketer in the list as he was ranked 66th with a total earning of $26 Million. What do you think of the list? Let us know in the comment section of this post.

Also Read: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor: Full Fight Video from UFC 229


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