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At the upper end of financial compensation spectrum are chief executive officers of the world’s biggest corporations, but not much below them are the biggest names from the world of competitive sport.

WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

Forbes‘ ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes this year has three soccer players sitting atop the top ten, along with two football players, two basketball players and a player each from MMA, tennis and race car driving.

Conor McGregor tops Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

Mixed martial artist Conor McGregor tops the rankings with an estimated haul of $180 million, most of which came from his Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand and various endorsements including DraftKings and the video game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes.

10) KEVIN DURANT – $75 M

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9) TOM BRADY – $76 M

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8) LEWIS HAMILTON – $82 M

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7) ROGER FEDERER – $90 M

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6) NEYMAR – $95 M

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5) LEBRON JAMES – $97 M

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4) DAK PRESCOTT – $108 M

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3) CRISTIANO RONALDO – $120 M

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2) LIONEL MESSI – $130 M

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1) CONOR MCGREGOR – $180 M

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