Floyd Mayweather net worth: Floyd Mayweather is a world renowned American boxing champion who has a net worth of $280 million. Floyd Mayweather was born on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his career, Floyd has won an unprecedented six boxing championships in five different weight classes: Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight, Welterweight twice and Super Welterweight. His professional boxing record as of this writing is an astonishing 45 wins and 0 losses. Of the 45 wins, 28 were knock outs 12 were decisions. He is easily one of the highest paid athletes in the world, if not THE highest paid. Despite having very few endorsement deals, Floyd has been known to earn as much as $80 million a year when he is fighting.
Floyd's Career Earnings:
- Carlos Baldomir November 4, 2006 – $8 million
- Oscar De La Hoya May 5, 2007 – $25 million
- Ricky Hatton December 8, 2007 – $25 million
- World Wrestling Entertainment Appearance – $20 million
- Juan Manuel Márquez September 19, 2009 – $25 million
- Sugar Shane Mosley May 14th, 2010 – $30 million
- Victor Ortiz September 17th, 2011 – $40 million
- Miguel Cotto May 5, 2012 – $40 million
- Robert Guerrero May 4, 2013 – $50 million
- Saul Alvarez September 14, 2013 – $75 million
- Marcos Maidana May 2, 2014 – $40 million
- Marcos Maidana September 13, 2014 – $32 million
- Floyd Mayweather's Total Career Earnings: $410 million
On March 13, 2009 Mayweather was scheduled to face the fiercest opponent of his career Manny Pacquiao. The bout was one of the most anticipated fights in years, some were calling it the fight of the decade. Pay per view revenues were expected to exceed $180 million. Of that $180 million, Floyd was to be guaranteed $25 million up front and could have earned an additional $20-25 million based on the pay per view numbers. Not bad for one night's work but unfortunately Mayweather and Pacquiao could not reach an agreement and the fight never materialized. Instead Floyd will defeated "Sugar" Shane Mosley on April 1st 2010 and Victor Ortiz in 2011. On May 5th, 2012, Mayweather will face Miguel Cotto. On May 4th, 2013, Floyd earned estimated $50 million ($32 million guaranteed) to fight Robert Guerrero. On September 14, 2013, Floyd is expected to earn roughly $50 million ($41.5 million guaranteed) to fight Saul Alvarez. That's the highest purse in boxing history.
Controversy: There have been times in the past when Floyd Mayweather was not as financially stable as you would think. After the fight with Ricky Hatton in 2007, the IRS announced that Floyd owed $6.1 million in back taxes. Soon after, he was also sued by a Florida real estate developer who claimed Mayweather backed out of the purchase of an $8.5 million house. He allegedly never paid the first installment of $1.7 million. Just a few months later, $7.1 million worth of Jewelry was stolen from his home. In September 2009 Floyd was sued by JP Morgan for failing to make payment on a $528,000 Mercedes Maybach 57S. Mayweather borrowed $415,000 at an annual interest rate of 16% in order to pay for the car, he reportedly stopped making the $9000 monthly payment for over a year.