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Floyd Mayweather’s Idol Warren Buffett Makes $2.17 Billion While Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires Suffer Nearly $200 Billion in Losses

Published 05/22/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. had previously expressed his desire to become like Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Meanwhile, it has been reported that Buffet added an impressive USD 2.17 billion to his fortune in 2022.

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Moreover, Buffett’s gain comes at a time when most of the top billionaires lost nearly USD 200 billion.


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It was reported that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk lost nearly USD 58.5 billion of his personal fortune in 2022. Meanwhile, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lost a whopping USD 61.6 billion. Even fashion and lifestyle mogul, Bernard Arnault saw his fortune fall by USD 52 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was also not spared from the onslaught and saw his wealth dwindle by USD 19.4 billion.

Moreover, the very fact that Buffett added to his fortune while other billionaires suffered heavy losses makes him an ideal role model for the ‘billionaire’ boxer.

Floyd Mayweather’s billionaire role models

Floyd Mayweather has always been open about his admiration for the world’s richest individuals. Recently, he had taken to social media to share a message about hustling and making money.

Mayweather posted a video of himself sparring. Moreover, his grandson, Kentrell Gaulding Jr. was also seen watching his grandfather train.


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He gave a wholesome and heartfelt message to Gaulding Jr. giving emphasis on the importance of never stopping his hustle. He said, “I’m still able to milk the game of boxing, continuing to make 8 figures or more. I will continue to do exhibition bouts making tons of money and people from all around the world will continue to pay because my hustle is just different.”


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Further, Mayweather also mentioned that he wants to make money even as he gets older. He said, “If Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and the Waltons continue making money in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, then I’m not retiring from making money and I’m younger than all of them.”

Moreover, it is also worth noting that despite coming from humble surroundings, Mayweather has also made a sizeable fortune for himself.


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Written by:

Joshua Ben Joseph


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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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Vibhanshu Kumar