Conor McGregor Suggests He’s Almost a Billionaire – But How Far off Is He?

Published 11/28/2021, 4:30 AM EST
Nevada , United States – 26 August 2017; Conor McGregor during the post fight press conference following his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is arguably one of the most popular sports personalities in the world. He is definitely the most known MMA fighter in the world, and also the most polarizing. He is a former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion and is the biggest draw in MMA history.

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Whatever McGregor does grabs attention. Whether it is fighting, his antics outside of the octagon, his whisky brand, etc., the media and the fans talk about everything. ‘The Notorious’ always gets the big bucks for fighting, and he also has several brand endorsements. Forbes also named him the highest-paid athlete for 2021, ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reacting to a tweet by someone, in which a girl can be seen copying McGregor‘s famous strut, he said, “$999,999,999. The worlds richest millionaire! Just about a Billionaire!”

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Conor McGregor, despite not having a great year, was still the biggest draw in the UFC. Two events featuring him, UFC 257 and UFC 264, had the most PPV buys in 2021. His net worth has definitely increased this year, but is he actually close to being a billionaire?

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Conor McGregor Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Conor McGregor’s net worth in 2021 stands at $200 million. McGregor fought Dustin Poirier twice this year. For the fight at UFC 257, McGregor bagged around $20 million, which includes PPV and sponsor buyouts. The two met for a trilogy fight at UFC 264, and buzz around that was higher. ‘The Notorious’ bagged more than $23 million for that fight.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to his fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

He also bagged more than $30 million when he fought against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in January 2020.

McGregor, along with co-founders Audie Attar and Ken Austin, has sold the majority stake of his whiskey brand, Proper 12 in 2021. The deal was for $600 million. According to Ken Austin, the sum included the $250 million in profit earned in the two years since the launch of the brand.

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McGregor also has several endorsement deals. He has huge endorsement deals and tie-ups with Monster Energy, Reebok, Beats Electronics, Burger King, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Budweiser. McGregor earns around $5 million every year from his Reebok deal. He also has his own clothing line, August McGregor.

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Sadly for him and his fans, he is currently on the sidelines because of an injury. He will be looking forward to making a return to the octagon to add to his already massive net worth.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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