Conor McGregor Net Worth is estimated to be close to $1 billion with sale of his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve for around $600 million in 2021. In this post, we will look at Conor McGregor Career, Tattoos, Wife & how he made money in 2021.
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Conor McGregor Net Worth, Career, Tattoos, Wife & How Conor McGregor Made Money 
Who is Conor McGregor ?
Conor Anthony McGregor is a professional boxer and a mixed martial artist (MMA).
McGregor is an Irish ex-Cage Warriors who has fought both featherweight and lightweight championships.
In 2005, Conor McGregor won against José Aldo and won the UFC Featherweight Championship.
He famously knocked out his opponent in 13 seconds during the first round and it was recorded as the fastest victory in UFC title fight history.
He also defeated Eddie Alvarez and won the UFC Lightweight Championship.
After that McGregor became the first fighter who holds titles in two weight divisions simultaneously in ULC history.
McGregor is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in the history of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) so you can imagine how popular he is.
Conor v/s Mayweather, the boxing match, almost set history which made 4.3 million people buy the pay-per-view (PPV) in North America.
It is the second most PPV in the history of boxing matches.
Conor McGregor Early Life
Conor Anthony McGregor was born in Crumlin, Dublin to Tony and Margaret McGregor.
He was born on July 14, 1988.
He was born and brought up in Crumlin, where he attended Irish-language schools.
At primary level he attended the Gaelscoil Scoil Mológa, in Harold’s Cross, and at secondary level attended Gaelcholáiste Coláiste de hÍde in Tallaght.
At an early age of 12, he wanted to raise his confidence and defend himself against the bullies, he began boxing at Crumlin Boxing Club.
In 2006, McGregor moved to Lucan, Dublin.
It was in Lucan, he met Tom Egan, (future UFC fighter), and they started training mixed martial arts (MMA) together.
Conor McGregor Bio
|Real Name||Conor Anthony McGregor|
|Nick Name||Conor McGregor|
|Date of Birth||July 14, 1988 (Age 32 years Old)|
|Relationship Status||Married to Dee Devlin|
|Height||5 feet 8 inch or 173 cms|
|Weight||150 lbs (70 kg)|
|Net Worth||$1 Billion (approx)|
|Place of Residence||Dublin|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Boxer, MMA Fighter, Product endorsements|
|Controversies||Driving offences, Florida Robbery arrest, Corsica arrest etc.|
Conor McGregor Net Worth
According to Forbes, McGregor’s net worth stands at an estimated $218 million in 2021, most of which he earned during his boxing and MMA matches.
It is reported that Conor McGregor sold majority stake in his whiskey brand Proper No. 12 for around $600 million due to which he has entered the club of billionaire athletes.
Conor McGregor Net Worth 2020
How Conor McGregor Made Money
It was reported that McGregor got a salary of $2.5 million for his UFC 229 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Adding the value of the record PPV buys and other endorsements the total was more than $45 million, which McGregor took home.
McGregor earned around $23 million after he won against ‘Cowboy’.
McGregor also recently renewed his sponsorship deal with Reebok, with which he earned up to $5m-per-year.
Brands like Burger King and Beats by Dre have been endorsed by him. He is also the founder of Irish whisky distiller Proper No. Twelve.
He posted on Social Media that over $1 billion sales of his Proper No. Twelve whisky were made in the first year of its launch.
The McGregor vs Mayweather match was the one of the biggest PPV events of all time.
The McGregor vs Mayweather generated 4.3 million buys and it was estimated that McGregor earned around $130 million from this fight alone.
Conor McGregor Career Highlights
His professional career as a mixed martial artist started in 2008, when he has his first professional bout against Gay Morris.
He defeated Morris with a total knockout (TKO) in the second round.
His next fight was against Mo Taylor, which he won yet again. He thought about and played in different career paths moving from lightweight to featherweight, and then back to lightweight.
During 2011-2012, Mcgregor was on a winning streak of eight matches.
In 2013. Dana White the president of UFC met McGregor and talked with the UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, and offered a contract to Mcgregor a few days later.
From there his UFC journey began.
McGregor’s UFC debut was in the month of April 2013, against Marcus Brimage.
He knocked his opponent out in one round and won the fight. Mcgregor was out-of-action for up to 10 month in 2013 after being diagnosed with a torn ligament, which required surgery.
In 2014, after his return post surgery, he won two straight “Performance of the Night”
Awards, knocking his opponents out in the first rounds itself.
On January 18 in 2015, McGregor won UFC Fight Night 59, against Dennis Siver, which earned him the “Performance of the Night” award yet again. In the same year he competed for the Interim Featherweight Championship bout and Featherweight Championship unification bout. In 2016 he faced his first UFC loss against Diaz.
In 2017, McGregor took a break from fighting after the birth of his first child. After his break he fought a match against Mayweather which went down in the history of UFC. In 2018, due to inactivity, he lost his undisputed champion title of the UFC Lightweight Championship. In 2019, he announced his retirement, which was a hoax, as he was seen fighting again.
Despite claiming multiple times that he is retiring, McGregor has been participating in the UFC.
You can watch first 14 fights of Conor McGregor here.
Conor McGregor Mayweather Fight
Conor McGregor Mayweather Fight was celebrated as the “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History”.
Also known as the The Money Fight, the match was fought between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.
You can watch the highlights of the Conor McGregor Mayweather Fight here
At the time, Mayweather was undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion and McGregor was the two-division mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion and also the UFC Lightweight Champion.
Conor McGregor Mayweather Fight happened on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
The match recorded the second highest pay-per-view buy rate in the history of boxing championships.
It was scheduled for twelve rounds and was fought at the light middleweight limit (69.9 kg).
Mayweather’s guaranteed paycheck was $100 million, which was disclosed publicly and McGregor’s guaranteed paycheck was $30 million, publicly disclosed.
However, Mayweather reportedly earned $280 million from the fight and McGregor earned $130 million, which was substantially higher than expected.
Conor McGregor Wife & Family
Since 2008, Conor McGregor was dating Dee Devlin.
On 5 May 2017, the couple had a child, Conor Jack McGregor.
In January 2019, they also had another child by the name Croía.
Conor McGregor has two sisters, Erin and Aoife.
Conor McGregor Whiskey
In September 2018, McGregor launched his own whiskey brand Proper Number Twelve.
Proper Number Twelve was a triple-distilled whiskey described as a “properly balanced blend of the finest golden grain and single malt” aged in oak barrels.
The bottle was launched at $25 and now a bottle costs $29.99.
He posted on Social Media that over $1 billion sales of his Proper No. Twelve whisky were made in the first year of its launch, which was a huge success.
Conor McGregor Tattoos
McGregor is also pretty famous for his tattoos. There are a total 8 tattoos on his body.
On his left heel there is a ‘Arabic Writing’ Tattoo.
On the nape of his neck he has a ‘Crucifix’ Tattoo
He has a ‘Thorny Helix’ Tattoo on his back that continues down his spine.
On his chest he has a Gorilla Tattoo
On his left forearm he has a Rose Bush Tattoo
On his left arm there is a ‘Motto’ Tattoo
It says, Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
He also has a ‘Tiger’ Tattoo on his abdomen.
On top of his Tiger tatoo, Conor McGregor has a tattoo with his name “McGregor” and his nickname “Notorious” below the tiger.
Conor McGregor Official Social Media Handles
Conor McGregor is active on many social media channels, you can follow him on social media if you want to.
Frequently Asked Questions about Conor McGregor Net Worth
How did Conor McGregor make his money?
Burger King, Beats by Dre endorsements, Pay per view fights and sale of his whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve for around $600 million.
What is Conor McGregor’s net worth 2020?
Conor McGregor net worth 2020 was estimated to be around $120 Million.
How much money did McGregor make?
Conor McGregor net worth is estimated to around $1 billion.
How much did McGregor make vs Cowboy?
Around $50-80 million.
Who is the owner of proper twelve?
Why did McGregor lose to Mayweather?
Most people are of the opinion that McGregor lost because he’s more of an MMA fighter and not a boxer and Mayweather wore him out in the ring.
How much did Conor McGregor make selling 12?