Conor McGregor vs. LeBron James net worth comparison: Is Conor McGregor richer than LeBron James?


MMA is not a sport where fighters make as much money as NBA superstars. However, Conor McGregor is an exception. The Irishman, with the support of an entire nation behind him, has built a brand that has earned him an unprecedented amount of money in the sport. Thus, he gives tough competition to one of the biggest stars in the NBA, LeBron James, in terms of earnings.


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The Irish superstar knows how to capture the public’s imagination. So he easily fills the arena and also makes a ton of money outside of sports with big brands trying to associate their name with the megastar.


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Conor McGregor’s net worth in 2022

“The Notorious” was the highest-paid athlete for 2020-21, according to Forbes. The Irish superstar has raised around $22 million through his work inside the Octagon. However, the numbers could be higher as the UFC does not disclose the payouts.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor speaks during the UFC 229 press conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. McGregor will face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event on October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Other than that, the former two-time UFC champion’s main source of income was his Irish Whiskey Proper 12 and other out-of-the-octagon endorsements that made him a fortune. With $158 million outside of MMA, the Irish superstar left a lot of people in the dust.


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LeBron James net worth in 2022

According to the Forbes 2021 list, LeBron has earned approximately $96.5 million in 2020-21, with $31.5 million of the total coming from his on-court work and the rest from endorsement and other deals outside of the field. court.

With new adventures outside of sports, James is doing very well and fathers time isn’t catching up with him any time soon. Space Jam would mark the superstar’s big Hollywood debut as the protagonist. Additionally, his deals are renewed with his former endorsements, which saw his net worth increase.

The highest paying endorsements and contracts of the two

Conor McGregor is a once in a lifetime attraction. Thus, several major brands pay the Irish fighter and have agreements with him to promote their brand. The likes of Draft Kings, Monster, Reebok are some of these great brands. The superstar often endorses brands with her massive following. All of these things have made him a fortune, with an estimated income of $180 million in 2021.

On the other hand, ‘King James’ himself did a phenomenal job which resulted in the superstar bank signing a big $32 million contract with Nike. Also, it is the second biggest deal with only Michael Jordan having signed a larger deal worth $130 million according to Forbes.

December 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) poses with the 2020 NBA champion’s ring before a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Additionally, he has invested in the English football club Liverpool. Furthermore, the NBA star has associated his name with Beats by Dre, Blaze Pizza, Coca-Cola and 2K Sports and has even struck deals with Walmart, KIA Motors and many real estate lots.

Conor McGregor vs LeBron James: Who has a richer lifestyle?

“The Notorious” not only knows how to make a lot of money, but also knows how to spend it. The Irish superstar has made several luxury purchases. He owns large yachts that cost millions, and a stylish collection of watches and cars has also weighed on his net worth. However, it seems the superstar believes in earning more and spending more.

On the other hand, ‘King James’ also has a luxurious lifestyle including grand mansions. The luxury homes he has purchased collectively exceed the $50 million mark. Watch and car collections are also things LeBron likes to spend money on.


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In conclusion, McGregor and LeBron like to live a great life. Additionally, both superstars give back to the community through their charity work.

Year-over-year increase in net worth: Conor McGregor vs. LeBron James

Year Net worth of Conor McGregor Net worth of LeBron James
2016 34 million 71 million
2017 99 million 86 million
2018 47 million 85.3 million
2019 48 million 89 million
2020 180 million 96.5 million


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Both stars still developing their brand, they still have many active years in their respective fields to earn a lot more money.

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