Conor McGregor Helps Floyd Mayweather to Top Ten Wealthy Athletes

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Dana White splits Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor apart during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The aftermath of the blockbuster fight which happened between American boxers, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, has been very rewarding for Mayweather, who is seen topping the list for Forbes best paid athletes for the fourth time in seven rewarding years.

However, given the odds from NetBet Sports Betting no women were spotted in the top 10 list, following the dropping of Tennis star Serena Williams, the only female present last year, being dropped from the rankings due to the break she took for child birth of her daughter.

Mayweather, who is famously called “Money”, was reported to have earned a total of $275 million from his last year fight with Irish MMA champion McGregor, who also was pushed to the fourth place on the list.

The popular fight further elevated Mayweather career earnings to $1 billion, which sees him at the table with Basketball legend Michael Jordan and Golfer Tiger Woods as the only athletes to reach a 10-figure in their earning, according to Forbes.

Also, in the list is Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, who is filling the second spot, above first spotter over the last two years, Cristiano Ronaldo, who dropped to the third position on the list.

McGregor took the fourth spot as stated earlier on, Brazil soccer player is also in the list, taking the fifth spot following his $260 million move from Europe giants Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Rounding up the list, Switzerland Tennis star, Roger Federer, Basketball stars Lebron James and Stephen Curry and NFL players Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan dominated the remaining spot of the top ten Wealthy athletes.

Here is the Top ten list:

1 Floyd Mayweather (US) Boxing $285 million

2 Lionel Messi (Argentina) Soccer $111 million

3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Soccer $108 million

4 Conor McGregor (Ireland) MMA $99 million

5 Neymar (Brazil) Soccer $90 million

6 LeBron James (US) Basketball $85.5 million

7 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis $77.2 million

8 Stephen Curry (US) Basketball $76.9 million

9 Matt Ryan (US) American football $67.3 million

10 Matthew Stafford (US) American football $59.5 million


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