Conor McGregor is undoubtedly one of the most popular MMA fighters in the history of the sport and is a huge draw for the UFC, garnering insane pay-per-view buys for every UFC event he headlines. On top of that, he is a very smart businessman as well.
Last year, it was revealed by Forbes Magazine that Conor McGregor has topped their list of the top-10 highest-paid athletes in 2021. McGregor had earned a total of $180 million over the last 12 months; most of which came from the recent sale of his majority stake in whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for $150 million.
The Notorious One also sold his majority share of Proper No.Twelve Irish Whiskey for a reported $600 million last year. While speaking during an interview, McGregor claimed he has an “unhealthy obsession” with spending money.
“I have an unhealthy obsession with spending money, but I have a healthy obsession with making it, so it’s all good!”
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