Conor McGregor: Net worth and income 2021

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Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest name in the UFC and also one of the biggest names in the sports period. ‘The Notorious’ perfectly orchestrated its growth from a promising talent to a world champion capable of selling millions of pay-per-views. His clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 generated a whopping 2.4 million PPV buys, the most in company history.

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Plus, of the 10 best-selling PPVs in UFC history, McGregor is in seven. It makes it clear why he is also the highest-paid athlete in the promotion. Over the years, McGregor has monetized his fame well and been part of various business ventures which have added to his ever growing fortune.

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Is Conor McGregor on his way to billionaire status?

Ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, world-renowned soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo stopped by to meet “The Notorious”. During their exchange, McGregor promised Ronaldo that he would overthrow him as the highest-paid athlete in the world in a few years. “The Notorious” kept its promise as Forbes placed him as the # 1 highest-paid athlete of 2021.

It was reported that Conor McGregor won $ 180 million. However, much of this came from the sale of his stake in Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey to Proximo Spirits. It was reported that his stake was worth $ 150 million. This meant that McGregor had won $ 30 million with the UFC.

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The stars of football, the NFL and basketball are the ones who generally dominate the list of highest paid athletes. However, this is the first time that a mixed martial artist has topped the list.

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This involved McGregor in various other businesses, such as clothing, training programs, video games, and ads, among others. Therefore, it’s safe to say that this won’t be the last time we see McGregor among the highest paid athletes in the world.

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What do you think of Conor McGregor’s earnings? Do you think McGregor is on his way to becoming a billionaire? Let us know in the comments below!


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