Floyd Mayweather Net Worth: Is He the Richest Boxer Alive?

Published 11/12/2021, 2:07 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather is synonymous with ‘Money’ and this massive statement has been proven correct several times. Amassing a flawless 50-0 record and five-division championships in his boxing career, Mayweather also earned the biggest paydays in the sport’s history. Given the heritage of the sport, boxing has witnessed umpteen multi-millionaire athletes under its stable. However, none could attain the financial heights of ‘TBE’ Floyd Mayweather.

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From generating the biggest revenue in combat history to appearing in multi-million budgeted exhibitions, Floyd Mayweather has seen it all. Aged 44, the unbeaten boxer has earned generational wealth. Apart from boxing, he has now several more ways to fill the pockets.

Floyd Mayweather’s NFTs, stock investments, brands, adult club, and several more things of such caliber have been benefitting him with chunks of money. That said, he is the richest boxer to have ever lived.

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Per reports, his net worth in 2021 stands at a whopping $450 million. The retired legend has bagged over $1 billion in earnings in his career. He earned more than half of his net worth in just two fights. The first one was against Manny Pacquiao and the second one against UFC star Conor McGregor. Besides, Mayweather has several more accessories to flaunt.

A garage full of sports cars, customized jewelry, branded watches, and the list goes on. All of these accounts for him to have generational wealth. The margin between the richest boxer and the second richest boxer is so vast that it challenges the net worth of the fifth richest boxer. Here’s a look.

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Floyd Mayweather is topping the list like a boss!

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Standing nearest to Mayweather’s $450 million net worth is the heavyweight legend, George Foreman. ‘Big George’ has reportedly earned $300 million in his entire career and is one of the rarest people of the bygone era to see such a financial glory. In the third spot is Mayweather’s former rival Manny Pacquiao, who has $220 million in total.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

With just $20 million less than that, Oscar De La Hoya‘s $200 million net worth is in the fourth spot. De La Hoya has also been a former rival to Floyd Mayweather. But a lot of his financial success came after forming the Golden Boy Promotions. As for the fifth spot, Brit legend Lennox Lewis has $180 million in his pockets.

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There are several more boxers with more than $200 million in their net worths. But there’s only one Floyd Mayweather. Despite retirement, he is still spinning wheels of success, and it assures him to have a financially secured life ahead.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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