Floyd Mayweather has one of the most enviable boxing records in the world. He has fought 50 times and has won on all occasions. The Black American is one of the highest-paid athletes of the past decade.
Mayweather became a professional boxer in 1996 after winning three national Golden Gloves and an Olympic bronze medal. He won his first championship as a super featherweight in 1998. Since then, he has not lost any bout.
Boxing runs in the blood of Mayweather’s family. Born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was inspired into boxing by his father and uncles. His dad, Floyd Sr., was a welterweight contender while his uncle, Jeff Mayweather, is a former IBO super featherweight champion. Another uncle, Roger Mayweather, is a former WBA super featherweight and WBC super lightweight champion.
Mayweather won the WBC lightweight title in 2002, the WBC super lightweight title in 2005, and the IBF, IBO, WBC, and IBA welterweight titles in 2006. In 2007, he won the WBC super welterweight title by defeating Oscar De La Hoya
His incredible success in the ring increased his earnings. In 2019, he was rated as the highest-paid athlete by Forbes. He reportedly brought in $915 million in the past 10 years, without any big sponsorship deal or paycheck from anyone. He also made $115 million more than any other athlete.
The boxer’s paycheck also skyrocketed in his bouts with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor. He fought Pacquiao in 2015 and McGregor in 2017. Both bouts fetched him more than $500 million.
The boxer has since retired after his bout with McGregor but he recently announced on his Instagram page that he was coming out of retirement to box Youtuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul at the Hardrock Stadium in Miami on June 6. He is expected to make $100 million from the exhibition match.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Mayweather is worth $450 million. The website also estimates his total career earnings at $1.1 billion. He is also the fifth highest-paid athlete of all time. The other five are 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).
Mayweather is a big spender. In 2018, he bought an 11-bedroom custom-built mansion in Las Vegas that spans 22,000 square feet for $10 million. In 2019, he bought another mansion that spans 13,000 square-foot in Vegas for $9.5 million. According to celebrity net worth, he also spent $25.5 million on a Beverly Hills mansion. He reportedly spent $500,000 on home furnishings.
The boxer also owns dozens of high-end cars. His notable cars include a $5 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, a $3.5 million Bugatti Chiron, three $2 million Bugatti Veyrons, a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, a $1.4 million Pagani Huayra, and a limited edition LaFerrari Aperta that cost over $1 million, according to celebrity net worth.
His other cars include Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Rolls Royces, and Mercedes. What is more, the boxer owns a $60 million Gulfstream G650 called “Air Mayweather”.