Floyd Mayweather was the featured in ESPN magazine in a story by Tim Keown “the last great American prizefighter.” It is a fairly entertaining read about his over the top life style, cars colored to match mansions his crazy spending.
He wears boxers and shoes once apparently. What is more crazy is this anecdote about Keown looking at Mayweather’s bank account.
In Foot Locker, the tower of shoe boxes at the counter makes it look as if a delivery truck just unloaded a month’s supply.
It had just been suggested that Floyd’s visits to Grand Rapids could be pinpointed through an uptick in county sales tax revenue when he calls me over. He looks around to make sure nobody is watching before holding out a slip of paper cupped in his right hand. It is a bank slip, and Floyd is watching me watch it as my eyes attempt to focus on the balance. I look at the numbers spread out across the thermal paper. I had heard that Floyd does his banking the old-fashioned way: going inside, talking to a real-life teller. He is also known to be a big proponent of maximum liquidity. Still, the amount of digits spread across the bottom-right corner doesn’t seem possible.
I look up to see Floyd smiling. He begins to laugh. I say something unintelligible about too many numbers. I’m not sure what prompted this. Perhaps he mistook my look of fatigue for disapproval? Given his spending habits, is he concerned with pre-empting the inevitable talk that he will end up broke? Or is it simply one more example of the man’s hubris? I look down one more time to make sure I got it right. And yes, it’s right there, 11 numbers long.
There is more than $123 million in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bank account.
He nods, folds the slip and says, “One account, baby.”
Here is what is interesting, Keown rights that there is more than $123 million in Mayweather’s bank account which implies that it is the only one. But Mayweather’s rebuttal of “one account, baby” implies that there might be more.
You’d think given that he could make $40 million off of one fight and his “six-fight, 30-month, potentially $300 million deal with Showtime” there has to be a lot more bank accounts.