There are few boxers that have had the pull that Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever had. The talented Mayweather finished his pro career with an undefeated 49-0 record which equaled what Rocky Marciano did in the past. Mayweather was paid very well for taking the beating in the ring and his efforts land him with some very select company in regards to net worth and total earnings from his sport. Here is a look at Mayweather’s net worth now and how he got there.
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth as of 2019: $650 million
Mayweather steps into the ring for the first time as a professional and knocks out Roberto Apodaca in the second round. He would go on to win his first world title within two years of turning pro with the WBC super featherweight championship. While exact figures aren’t available on how much Mayweather made during that time, he built the foundation of his wealth during the early fights.
Mayweather makes his first $10 million pay day when he made $25 million for a split decision win over Oscar De La Roya. He would get paid at least $25 million for his next 12 fights which increased his net worth by leaps and bounds over a very short period of time.
Mayweather is sued for not making payment on his $528,000 Mercedes Maybach 57S which he had borrowed $415,000 at an annual interest rate of 16% in order to pay for according to TheRichest.com. Mayweather didn’t make the $9,000 monthly payment for over a year.
Mayweather signs a six-fight, 30-month contract with Showtime which was called at the time “the richest individual athlete deal in all of sports.” Over the 30 months of the contract, Mayweather would make $440 million including $250 million when he fought Manny Pacquiao. The contract would allow Mayweather to become one of the highest-paid athletes. Mayweather made $105 million in 2014.
In 2015, he added on the $250 million from the Pacquiao fight to go with another $15 million in endorsement deals. He finished his career in September 2015 by earning over $700 million in earnings from the boxing ring including $32 million from his final fight against Andre Berto.
While he did earn the most money of anyone in the world during 2015 as a whole with $300 million in his pocketbook, the years of cars and tax problems has eaten away at his overall net worth. There is still a strong possibility that Mayweather makes one final appearance in the ring with a chance at another $250 million pay day and the opportunity to be the only boxer to ever go 50-0. Don’t be surprised if Mayweather’s net worth goes up in a major way in the coming years.
Floyd hasn’t fought since 2015, but that hasn’t stopped “Money Mayweather” from flaunting all of his wealth. Rumors began swirling in 2016 that Mayweather might fight Conor McGregror in a boxing match sometime in 2017, and the two motormouths wouldn’t stop going at it on social media or in interviews. Part of those jabs included an amazing Instagram photo from Mayweather, which you can read below.
The retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather the richest man in a sport just made it to history books as the first man in the history of boxing sport to earn more than $1 billion in career earnings.
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