Conor McGregor makes #65 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. McGregor, 30, had only one fight last year which he lost to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov and earned £24m for his effort.

The balance was made up with his share of the two million plus pay-per-view subscriptions which fell well below his predicted £50m, a far cry from the £100m he raked in from his 2017 match with Floyd Mayweather.

In addition to his fight with Khabib, an endorsement deal from Reebok helped, bringing in an extra $5 million, paired with profits from Proper No. 12, the whiskey he launched last year.

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Even though McGregor has been named on the Forbes list for highest paid athletes, this time he joins a list which is a lot more extensive, including movie stars, television celebrities and musicians.

Singer Taylor Swift earned three times that with £147 and took top spot with Kylie Jenner not far behind in second place with £135.

Lionel Messi, at number 4 is the highest paid athlete with £102m playing for Barcelona and Argentina.


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