Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather created a personal around being filthy rich but made his fortune by being a ruthless competitor in the boxing ring. In the modern world, it seems anyone can step into the ring and make big money, with YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul drawing more pay-per-view subscriptions than both of Mayweather’s bouts against Marcos Maidana II. Despite that, Mayweather’s fights with Pacquiao, De La Hoya and a host of others broke records at the time.
Indeed, Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao was one of the most anticipated bouts in history, with Bwin Sports revealing it drew 4.6m pay-per-views buys. Despite no longer boxing professionally, Mayweather is still a huge draw, and Paul is soon set to face him in an exhibition match, which means more greenbacks flowing towards the retired Michigan-born fighter.
Know About Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth, Childhood Life, and Career
Floyd Mayweather was born Floyd Joy Sinclair on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father was Floyd Mayweather Sr., a former welterweight contender who once faced the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard. During his childhood, Mayweather lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey, sleeping in one bedroom with up to six relatives.
Mayweather first appeared in the 1996 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal after reaching the semi-finals of the featherweight division. He turned pro not long after, winning his first bout in October 1996 against Roberto Apodaca. In 1998, he won the WBC super featherweight title from Genaro Hernández, which he successfully defended on 11 occasions.
His later career saw him switch between weight divisions to face and beat the likes of Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and Victor Ortiz. Mayweather was a master of showmanship, retiring several times, before making a big comeback which drew fresh PPV customers. When he finally retired, he was undefeated in 50 bouts. He has also taken part in exhibitions fights, facing the likes of Conor McGregor, as well as appearing in the World Wrestling Federation.
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth and Earnings
According to Celebrity Worth, Mayweather has a net worth of $450m, with career earnings of more than $1.1bn. He is the fifth highest-paid athlete of all time, with only Michael Schumacher ($1 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion), Tiger Woods ($1.65 billion) and Michael Jordan ($1.9 billion) ahead of him. Two of his fights, against Pacquiao and Conor McGregor, earned him $250m and $300m respectively.
He has topped up his boxing earnings with some other high-earning appearances. In 2008, he appeared in the WWE to fight the Big Show at WrestleMania XXIV, an event that netted him around $20m.
Floyd Mayweather Car Collection
Mayweather has made some significant investments in his career, too. He owns a $60m private jet, a Gulfstream G650, which he named Air Mayweather. It is the second jet in his collection, the other being a $30m Gulfstream III. He is also thought to own 16 Rolls Royce cars, as well as a $5 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, a $3.5 million Bugatti Chiron, three $2 million Bugatti Veyrons, and a $1.4 million Pagani Huayra, amongst others. He once stated he has $15m of cars in a garage that have never even been driven.
His home is a mansion in Las Vegas with 11 bedrooms which he paid $10m for. He also owns a $25m Beverly Hills mansion with its own candy shop, movie theater and 300-bottle wine room.