Conor McGregor has predicted he can be a billionaire by the point he’s 35 years previous – ‘retirement age for many athletes’.
The UFC star, at the moment 32, has an estimated value of £100m due to a spectacular profession within the octagon and a number of profitable endorsements.
The previous light-weight and featherweight champion is the highest-earning fighter in UFC historical past – and raked in £80million from his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
Alongside his glittering sporting profession, which appears set to proceed subsequent yr with fights in opposition to Dustin Poirier and Manny Pacquiao within the pipeline, the Irishman makes a killing from quite a few investments outdoors the octagon/ring.
Offers with Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Vitality and Reebok maintain his fortune ticking alongside, however his Correct 12 Irish Whiskey is the crown jewel, having introduced in £750million in its first yr.
Opening as much as his 8.three million Twitter followers throughout a revealing Q&A, one fan requested the Irishman when he expects to develop into a billionaire, to which he replied: “35 years of age.”
It will make McGregor solely the sixth sportsperson in historical past to hitch the unique billionaire membership.
Soccer famous person Lionel Messi was its most up-to-date entrant, following Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and McGregor’s former adversary – Mayweather.
Nonetheless, McGregor is prone to be crushed there by tennis legend Roger Federer, who’s regarded as value greater than $900million.