Floyd Mayweather is not shy to declare that he is rich, very, very rich. The undefeated boxing star is the first to earn $1 billion, according to Forbes
, a claim which is certainly supported by Mayweather’s lavish lifestyle which he advertises on Instagram.The 40-year-old star retired in 2015, before returning to the ring for a one-off bout with Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor. Dubbed ‘The Money Fight’, it drew in a colossal audience, who watched as Mayweather took the victory and a reported $100 million paycheque after 10 rounds with 29-year-old McGregor.To celebrate his 50-0 career, it would appear that the boxing star has indulged in a $25.5 million mega mansion in Beverley Hills, which is possibly the most ridiculously lavish thing you’ve ever seen…
Mayweather owns a healthy property portfolio, with his main home, the ‘Big Boy Mansion’ in Las Vegas and a colossal property in Miami. His Beverley Hills home, or “castle” as he calls it on Instagram, is the latest piece of real-estate the star has added to his collection.The property, which unsurprisingly sits in Hollywood’s most glamorous area, features six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, along with a state-of-that-art cinema which “comfortably seats 50 people”, an enormous wine cellar and fully stocked sweet shop.
Evidently proud of his latest purchase, Mayweather took to Instagram to boast about the property to his 19 million followers. The extravagant images are supported by equally lavish captions, in which he called his new home a “castle” and a “palace”.Not included in the $25.5 million price tag is the $500,000 that Mayweather reportedly spent on furnishings for the 15,096 sq ft Californian mansion.
The mansion, which sits next door to the iconic Beverley Hills Hotel, includes a luxury pool and indulgent furnishings and no doubt, an alarming amount of security.Mayweather, who has previously admitted to having $15 million worth of supercars that has never driven, has never been shy to share his fortune online. His Instagram timeline is peppered with images of the boxing star, who nicknamed himself ‘Money’, cradling huge quantities of cash whilst sat in a private jet.
His 90210 property is the latest extravagant purchase that he is excited to share, other purchases he has boasted of include a $3.2 million Ferrari Enzo and a $3.2 million Bugatti Veyron.
During his career, Mayweather held 15 world titles, before retiring with an undefeated record of 50-0. As an amateur, he also won bronze at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Born in 1977, in Michigan, to a family of boxers, it was inevitable that Mayweather would be enticed by that career path. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. had an impressive career, winning 28 of 35 fights` over a 14 year career. His uncles, Jeff and Roger Mayweather, were also professional boxers, with Roger a two-weight world champion going on to become Floyd’s trainer.
With boxing having been a part of his childhood, Mayweather had always seen his future in the sport, which prompted him to drop out of high school. “I think my grandmother saw my potential first,” Mayweather explained to The New York Times
. “When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing.'”
Describing his childhood, Mayweather admitted: “When I was about eight or nine, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn’t have electricity. When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn’t have anything growing up.”
Mayweather had a difficult childhood, his mother was addicted to drugs and his aunt died from AIDS as a result of her drug use. In his youth, a young Mayweather would find heroin needles in his front yard. Now, he goes home to one of his three mansions.Alarmingly, his “Beverley Hills castle” isn’t the biggest property he owns. Mayweather also owns a custom built, 22,000 sq ft. mansion in Las Vegas, which boasts five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
It cannot be denied that Mayweather knows how to spend his money. He joins the ranks of the worlds richest sports stars, only rivalled by Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan and Michael Schumacher – but he undoubtedly earned more than all of them in 2017.Although, he has made some questionable purchases. Such as these “timeless” pieces of artwork which he has proudly hung in his Californian mansion…
Despite all of the expensive decor, Mayweather ensures that his belts and other achievements are all on prominent display. He doesn’t want you to forget that he is an undefeated champion!
Despite being retired, Mayweather ensures that he stays in shape in his own personal gym which includes “3 flat screen TVs, a state of the art sauna/steam-room/shower, a bike, and a treadmill.”
There is no firmer proof that hard work pays, than taking a sneak peak at Mayweather’s part-time base. The Californian mansion is what we all dream of, but what few of us can ever afford. Mayweather is certainly living the dream!
We can’t wait to see what else the unbeaten champion spends his hard earned cash on! Watch this space…