At present, we just have a couple of billionaire athletes, which includes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Schumacher. Soon there might be another name added to the list, which could be Floyd Mayweather, who is well known for his career stats and his insane net worth of $ 400 million.
The reason behind this major boost will be his upcoming fight on August 26, 2017. As of now, it has become one of the most talked about sports events, which puts 40 years old Mayweather against 29 years old Conor McGregor. Interestingly Mayweather has a 49-0 perfect record while for McGregor this would be his first professional boxing match.
Already both the sides have created enough buzz to make it a very successful event. With recent data backing it up. experts believe that it could surely generate more money than Floyd’s 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Now it’s clear from the previous records that Mayweather has already made $ 730 million in career earnings. The major chunk comes from his 2015 fight against Pacquiao. As taking home 40% of the total revenue he could earn a whopping $ 250 million.
It’s estimated that more than 5 million people might tune in to watch the upcoming fight. They will be paying $99 each making the total revenue exceed $700 million. So now if Mayweather again takes his 40 % cut, then his income would be close to $280 million.
Doing the simple math here, his career earnings would then exceed $ 1 billion.