15 Things Floyd Mayweather Can Buy With His $180 Million Payday
On Saturday night, Floyd “Money” Mayweather earned another $180 million dollars to maintain the legitimacy of his nickname. And the crazy thing it, he didn’t need to beat Manny Pacquiao to do it. Floyd Mayweather would have taken home that purse even if he had lost the fight.
Anyone can see that’s an insane amount of money, but how insane is it, really? To answer that question, we’re taking off our sports hats and putting on our accounting ones (they actually look quite similar) to bring you 15 things Floyd Mayweather can buy with his $180 million payday.
Are these 15 things Floyd Mayweather can buy 15 things Floyd Mayweather would buy? Not necessarily. But they will put that amount of money in perspective for those of us who consider ourselves lucky just to have a four-figure balance in our savings account.
Of course, at the end of the day, we have to remember what they say. Money isn’t everything…it just lets you buy everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
I have no idea if Floyd Mayweather is an Angry Birds fan or not. But I do know that what he earned in last night's fight is also the reported cost of the upcoming Angry Birds feature film production budget. Coincidence? Yes, it absolutely is.
The Entire Production of the 'Angry Birds' Feature Film
This is another hypothetical, since there's really only one One57 New York penthouse, recently priced at a staggering $90 million. But it was recently written up in the New York Times as representing "what's wrong with financial capitalism," so I imagine Floyd might be interested.
Two $90 Million One57 Penthouses
Last summer "The Macdonald," an extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to fetch its $45 million asking price at Sotheby's auction house. But if Money had been there? He could have bought four of them!
Four $45 Million Stradivarius Violas
Floyd Mayweather is known for his love of ostentatious wealth, so he might want to look into a giant diamond, like the egg-sized one that sold for (a little over, actually) $30 million back in 2013. Then he should buy six of them, hide them all over his house on Easter Sunday.
Six 118-Carat Flawless D-Diamonds
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is one of the most high-profile events in fashion, with an estimated production cost of $20 million. That means we could be seeing nine Floyd Mayweather's Secret Fashion Shows throughout the rest of the year, and I should warn you now that they might get pretty violent.
Nine Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows
A recent report on Uproxx says that the average Oscar campaign costs $10 million. That means that Floyd Mayweather could launch as many as 18 campaigns for his favorite actors, actresses, and cinematographers at the Academy Awards this year. I hope he liked Blackhat!
18 Oscar CampaignsIf one watch is practical, then 36 watches must be super-practical, and you never have to worry about one getting lost or stolen. And if all 36 happen to be $5 million diamond-encrusted joints like the one above from Hublot, well? The guy likes diamonds, we already established that.
36 Diamond-Encrusted Hublot Big Bang Watches
An armor-plated Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is said to be Mercedes' response to luxury offerings from Rolls-Royce, and costs about $1 million. A fleet of 180 of them now comfortably fit Floyd Mayweather's budget, although that doesn't include fuel costs.
180 Armor-Plated Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman
Elon Musk of the SpaceX corporation once estimated that a round-trip to Mars could cost as little as $500,000. Should that price ever be reached, it would be great news for Floyd Mayweather and 359 of his very closest friends, as well as anyone who doesn't particularly care for being on the same planet with Floyd Mayweather.
360 Future Round-Trip Tickets to Mars
At $250,000 a pop, just one Savelli smartphone would be a great way to indicate your complete idiocy and lack of good sense. But Floyd Mayweather can now afford 720 of the things without even dipping into his checking account.
720 Luxury Savelli Smartphones
A lawyer and illegal wine merchant in Philadelphia recently made headlines when his $125,000 collection of wine was seized from his home by the authorities for the illegal business he was running there. But if that person were Floyd Mayweather, he could just shrug and chalk up the loss to the game, since he would have just made enough money last night to fund over 1400 such collections. Drink up!
1,440 Respectable Fine Wine Collections2 Chainz famously charges artists $100 grand to collaborate with him. But that's chicken feed to a guy like Floyd Mayweather, who can now afford 1800 more 2 Chainz creative partnerships than he could a week ago.
1,800 Separate Collaborations With Rapper 2 Chainz
A few years ago, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion found that $50,000 a year is the sweet spot for maximum happiness. And Floyd Mayweather, who by that metric would have to rank as one of the unhappiest professional athletes on Earth, could now fund a solid year of happiness for 3600 different people.
One Year of Happiness for 3,600 People
During last night's fight, Floyd Mayweather infamously wore a mouthpiece with real $100 bills embedded inside. The total cost of the mouthpiece was $25,000, which means he earned enough while wearing it to purchase 7200 more. You can never be too careful.
7,200 Additional $100 Bill Mouthpieces
If he doesn't like almonds, he could buy 180 million Mound. Or, he could make it a mix, with 90 million Almond Joys and 90 million Mounds. It's really up to him at this point.