Michael Jordan Did Not Even Earn 10% of What a $1 Billion Poorer Floyd Mayweather Earned in His Entire Career

Published 07/21/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

Being an athlete entails extreme dedication and commitment to their sport. However, it does come with certain perks, like earning an incredible amount of money for their talents and skills. Unsurprisingly, The five-division champion Floyd Mayweather has made millions of dollars through his fight.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Compared to Mayweather, the NBA legend and one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan has earned significantly less. However, the story doesn’t end there.


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How much richer is Michael Jordan than Floyd Mayweather?

The undefeated boxer has amassed an enormous fortune through his craft. Specifically, Floyd Mayweather’s career earnings stand at a whopping $1.1 billion. On the other hand, Michael Jordan has earned around 10% of that sum in his entire 15-season career.

Floyd MayweatherMichael Jordan
Career Earnings$1,100,000,000$93,772,500
Estimated Net Worth$1,200,000,000$2,200,000,000

The NBA star has earned only $93 million in his career. The amount comes up to $161 million when it’s adjusted for inflation. As huge as this amount is, it’s nowhere near Mayweather’s earnings of over a billion dollars. However, it’s Jordan who has the last laugh.


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The former NBA champion is worth double of Mayweather at a whopping $2.2 billion. While the boxing legend is worth $1.2 billion. This gigantic difference comes due to Jordan’s lucrative Nike deal and various endorsements.

The biggest payday of Floyd Mayweather’s career


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The undefeated fighter has earned $1.1 billion through his fights. His biggest payday came in the last fight of his career against UFC fighter Conor McGregor in 2018, when he earned $300 million, making it the biggest payday in the history of sports.

Furthermore, Mayweather earned almost a similar amount for his fight against the Philippine legend, Manny Pacquiao, in 2015. Mayweather earned $250 million as he defeated Pacquiao via decision.


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Darsh Karkera

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Darsh Karkera is a Boxing author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore. According to Darsh himself, the one and only one thing that fuels him, is sports.

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