Friday, 13 September 2013
JAIYE JAIYE ATHLETES: Floyd Mayweather
Thank God Its Friday!! Ordinarily all workers should call it a week, but that's not so for most of our professional athletes as this is actually the beginning of their week. All through weekends they are found running up and down the length of fields, Swinging golf balls, Dunking those baskets, going on some tennis rallies, Driving all over the race circuits.... After the final whistle blows, they go to the Bank to cash their cheques and they start doing things ordinary men dont do.
From week to week Sportunes will be bringing you the 'Jaye Jaye' of our Sport.
For all his ridiculous antics, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the most financially successful athletes in the world.
Tomorrow he'll make a record $41.5 million for fighting Canelo Alvarez.
We'd say that Floyd has more money than he can spend ... but he is putting that idea to the test by doing some wild things with his cash.
He has a single bank account with $123 million in it. He's obsessed with cash.
He travels with Ziploc bags of hundreds, and is known for his crazy shopping sprees.
He has two fleets of luxury cars (including a $290,000 Bentley). All his cars at his Miami house are white, and the cars at his Vegas house are black.
He only wears shoes once. He leaves them in hotel rooms for the staff when he's done.
He owns a G5 private jet, but doesn't let his full entourage ride on it.
His bodyguards travel on a separate jet because Floyd is afraid of having two much weight in the cabin.
His Instagram account is full of money pictures.
He spends millions on necklaces, and once had $7 million in jewelry stolen from his house.
He spreads the wealth. He bought his fiancee Shantel Jackson this ginormous ring.
He can afford all of this because of the eye-popping amount of money he earns from his fights.
Floyd will earn $90 million this year alone. He's the highest-paid athlete in the world.
He'll earn a record $41.5 million for his tomorrow's fight against Canelo Alvarez.
The money will keep pouring in. He's currently one fight into a six-fight, 30-month deal with Showtime that's rumored to pay him $300 million.
But remarkably, Floyd doesn't have a single endorsement deal.
He has an apparel company called The Money Team, but no deals with Nike, Adidas or Reebok.
His entourage also calls itself "The Money Team."
For all of his wild spending habits, Floyd has a reputation for having a maniacal work ethic.
He'll often wake up at 3 a.m. (like Kobe Bryant) and go work out.