But his business ventures, including his sale of his stake in the hugely successful Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey and his numerous endorsement and partnership deals, including with Draft Kings and Roots of Fight, amounted to a colossal $ 158 million.
It gave McGregor, whose total in-competition cage time over the past 12 months amounted to just seven minutes, 32 seconds, a total figure of $ 180 million for the past year.
Remarkably, McGregor’s out-of-the-cage earnings figure alone surpasses the earnings totals of each of the other stars on Forbes’ Top 10 list.
Prescott earned a whopping $ 97.5 million, making him the highest on-the-field earner in the entire list.
But his more modest $ 10 million in off-the-field earnings mean he sits at No. 4 in the rankings.
The split between sporting earnings and business earnings was noticeably different for NBA superstar Lebron James, whose $ 65 million in off-the-court earnings represented more than double his $ 31.5 million on-the-court earnings for a total figure of $ 96.5 million.
However, almost the entire figure came from off-the-court earnings, with $ 0.03 million coming through on-court winnings.
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton ($ 82 million) was listed eighth, while Super Bowl MVP and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady ($ 76 million) came in ninth.
The final name in the list, Brooklyn Nets basketball star Kevin Durant, took home $ 75 million.
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