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What is Floyd Mayweather’s net worth in 2022?

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Don Moore in an exhibition bout on Saturday. How much has he earned as a pro boxer?

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Among his many nicknames, one sums up Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a tee - ‘Money’. It’s as though he can’t get enough of the stuff. Opulence has been a big part of his life practically since the day he turned pro in October 1996. Born in Michigan and resident in Las Vegas, the 45-year-old remains undefeated after retiring for the third time in 2017 with a career record of 50-0-0. During that time, he has accumulated a vast amount of wealth - cash prizes and sponsorship deals from fights, but he has also known how to take care of his fortune and has made quite a few investments. And Mayweather has never been reticent about showing off his fortunes - earlier this week he posted a photo of a betting slip showing his $42,500 winnings for a $10,000 bet on WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol to beat Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez. Bivol won on a unanimous decision - “Easy pick up”, Mayweather captioned his post, providing proof of his winnings on Instagram.

Mayweather, who is also nicknamed ‘Pretty Boy’ and ‘TBE’ (The Best Ever), is the 5th highest-paid athlete of all time and one of just seven athletes whose total career earnings have topped $1 billion. He joins Michael Schumacher ($1 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion), Tiger Woods ($1.65 billion), Michael Jordan ($1.9 billion) and more recently, LeBron James, who hit six digits last year, becoming the first NBA player still in activity to top the billion mark.

How much money does Mayweather have in his bank account?

Floyd Mayweather’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $450-$560 million, depending on which source you believe, although last summer he claimed he is worth $1.2 billion. He told the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, “I’ve made a billion. I reached that four years ago - now I’m over $1.2 billion. I would rather have the currency than the legacy, my legacy is already engraved in stone. I knew from the beginning I was the best in boxing, from day one. They say, Mayweather’s doing exhibitions, it’s bad for boxing... At the end of the day, my mother’s a millionaire, my dad’s a millionaire, my children are millionaires. My little [five-month-old] grandson is a multi-millionaire and he don’t even know it.”

He was paid just $100,000 dollars for his pro debut against Roberto Apodaca - a bout that didn’t even last two rounds. Within a few years, he began commanding six-figure payouts. He earned $3.2 million for facing Arturo Gatti in Atlantic City in 2005. Then he slowly increased his savings by getting $20, $25, $40 million when fighting elite boxers such as Ricky Hatton, Óscar de la Hoya and Juan Manuel Márquez.

But when it comes down to money and huge paydays, there are two events that deserve special mention - the Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor exhibition fights.

In 2015 Mayweather faced the ‘Pac-Man’ in what probably was the most anticipated fight in a decade. The American emerged victorious via unanimous decision and pocketed $250 million. Almost two years later, Mayweather starred in another huge event. This time not against a pure boxer, but a mixed martial artist, the UFC superstar Conor McGregor, whose particular style of fighting is boxing. ‘Money’ won the fight via TKO and took home $300 million.

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Real estate investments

Floyd’s primary residence is an 11-bedroom custom-built mansion in Las Vegas that spans 22,000 square-feet and boasts two guesthouses, a pool house, a 1.41-acre vineyard and a large underground garage. He bought the house for $10 million. He also owns a 13,000 square-foot mansion in Vegas that was his primary residence from 2010 until 2018. In 2017 he spent $25.5 million on a Beverly Hills mansion, which includes a candy shop, 12-seat movie theater and a 300-bottle wine room. He also owns an apartment in New York City, the Mayweather Boxing Club in Vegas and an exclusive Gentleman’s club in Vegas called Girl Collection.

Private Jets

Floyd owns a $60 million Gulfstream G650 which he dubbed “Air Mayweather”. He bought the jet for himself for his 41st birthday in 2018. He also owns a second one, which is a $30 million Gulfstream III. When he travels, Floyd reportedly flies in the G650 with his closest friends.

Car and bling collection

Floyd once told the media that he has $15 million worth of luxury cars sitting in his garage that have never been driven. Over the last two decades, he has bought more than 100 cars, including 16 Rolls Royces. He also owns more than 40 extremely high-end watches and at all times is wearing at least $3 million worth of jewelry.

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