What is Conor McGregor's net worth? MMA star earned $150M from selling whiskey
Conor McGregor is ready to fight a rematch with Dustin Poirier in July. Here's how much the Irish star fighter is worth
UFC 264, which will feature a rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, is only a few weeks away, set to take place on Saturday, July 10, with the prelims kicking off at 8 pm. EDT. It'll be the third meeting between the two, with the score now at one apiece.
In 2014, McGregor knocked out Poirier in the first round at Featherweight. Poirier returned the favor with a second-round knockout at UFC 267 earlier this year. The third fight will very definitely determine who will face the current UFC Lightweight Champion, Charles Olive.
The star UFC champion was in the news in 2019 for sucker-punching an elderly man in an Irish pub after he refused to share a drink with the MMA fighter. That same year, he and members of his entourage allegedly attacked a bus and left fighter Michael Chiesa injured. Here's what to know what the troublemaking star is worth.
Conor McGregor's net worth?
McGregor has a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Much of his big bucks are earned from his fights. The Irish professional fighter made his wealth through the roughly $100 million pay he earned from his August 2017 fight against Floyd Mayweather. It also includes the $50 million from his October 2018 fight against Khabib. On August 26, 2017, he had switched from the MMA cage to a boxing ring when he faced off against Mayweather. At that level, Conor earned an estimated $100 million between guarantees, merchandise royalties, concessions and bonuses. If you assume Conor lost around 50% of his earnings to taxes, $100 million gross earnings left him with a net worth of $85 million after the fight.
McGregor's net worth also adds an estimated $200 million pre-tax earnings from the April 2021 sale of his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve. He earned $47 million in salary, purses, and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019. The website pits his estimated career earnings from fighting at $235 million. With earnings of $180 million in 2020, the Irishman recently took the top spot on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes in the past year. But fights aren't the only thing that keeps the food on McGregor's table. The MMA star owns as many as four businesses.
Proper number 12 Irish Whiskey
McGregor demonstrated his marketing prowess by using his fight against Mayweather to promote his Proper number 12 Irish Whiskey. In the first year after its release, the whiskey made an amazing $1 million in sales. McGregor just received a $150 million check for selling his stock in the whiskey company. This contributed significantly to the Irishman's first-place finish. The brand is now available in eight countries, including the United States.
Clothing line, fitness app and media house
McGregor revealed that he would be a part of the 'August McGregor' apparel collection ahead of his 2017 bout with boxing superstar Mayweather. McGregor famously wore a suit with the words 'F—k You' inscribed on the pinstripes to advertise the company. The 32-year-old co-founded the clothing company with David August.
McGregor has also developed a fitness app called 'McGregor Fast' which helps people get in shape fast and stay healthy. He also has a media house called 'The Mac Life', which covers all the major events in the world of combat sports and shares a wide variety of videos including interviews and press conferences, apart from puff pieces.
Being one of the wealthiest athletes on the planet, McGregor's luxurious properties spread across different parts of the globe. In his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, he owns has a $2.3 million property. Five bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, six bathrooms, a kitchen, and a games area are all included in the star home. Outside the mansion, there is a large lawn and horseback riding is provided.
He also owns a $1.56 million lavish vacation home in Marbella, Spain, which he bought in 2018. The villa is a sleek, modern structure with a custom gym, home spa, and swimming pool that can be accessed straight from the Irishman's bedroom. In addition, the villa has a large dining space with a beautiful view of the ocean.
McGregor also rented a property in Las Vegas, Nevada, which he nicknamed 'Mac Mansion'. The stunning 12,000 square-foot property boasts seven huge bedrooms, a 50-foot infinity pool, a luxurious jacuzzi, and a golf course in the back garden. A beautiful marble jacuzzi can also be found in the master bedroom. In 2017, the property was sold for $2.56 million.
He is also known for his flashy jewelry. McGregor chose a seven-figure timepiece from New York legend Jacob the Jeweler to commemorate his return to the UFC this year. McGregor also stopped by Jacob & Co. in New York City to pick up a $1 million rose gold Astronomia Baguette watch. On the dial's backdrop, there are 342 invisibly set baguette-cut diamonds, with an additional 80 invisibly set baguette-cut diamonds.