Conor McGregor is presently the world's highest-paid athlete in 2021, according to Forbes. The 33-year-old mixed martial artist earnings supersede that of every other athlete in the world of sports as his salary and endorsement in 2021 amount to a total of $180 million.
Lionel Messi is the world's 2nd highest-paid athlete in 2021 as his total earnings from endorsements and his salary amount to a total of $130 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the 3rd highest-paid athlete in the world of sports as of 2021, as the total earnings from his salary and endorsements amount to $120 million.
Dak Prescott ranks the world's 4th highest-paid athlete in 2021. The 28-year-old American football quarterback earns a total of $107.5 million from the sum of his salary and endorsements.
LeBron James comes in as the 5th highest-paid athlete in the world of sports as of 2021. The 36-year-old basketball player total earnings from endorsements and his salary amount to $96.5 million.
The other highest-paid athletes in the world in 2021 are:
6. Neymar (Footballer) - $95 Million
7. Roger Federer (Tennis Player) - $90 Million
8. Lewis Hamilton (Racing Driver) - $82 Million
9. Tom Brady (American Football Quarterback) - $76 Million
10. Kevin Durant (Basketball Player) - $75 Million
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