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 seven-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 boxer, but a mixed martial artist, the UFC superstar Conor McGregor, whose particular style of fighting centers on boxing. ‘Money’ won the fight via TKO and took home $300 million.