Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a specific fascination with cash.
His nickname is “Money,” and his apparel business is called “The Money Team” — which also doubles as the name of his entourage.
So it should be no surprise that he keeps a significant portion of his assets in cash.
Mayweather has a single bank account with $US123 million in it, according to an ESPN The Magazine feature by reporter Tim Keown.
Keown was with Mayweather in a Grand Rapids, Mich. Foot Locker when the boxer discreetly showed him his bank account receipt and said, “One account, baby.”
“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.”
Mayweather was the highest-earning athlete in the world from 2011 to 2012, making $US85 million, according to Forbes.
It’s unclear what his exact net worth is, but it’s fair to assume that $US123 million is a good chunk of it.
That net worth is set to grow even more in the coming weeks. Mayweather will have a $US41.5 million payday when he fights Canelo Alvarez later this month, the largest guaranteed purse ever.
The call him “Money” for a reason.
His birthday cake:
With 50 Cent:
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