Floyd Mayweather Net Worth, Bio, Background, Successes, Girlfriends and Controversies

Published Date   01st Jul. 2017, 00:20 am  Update Date: October 16th, 2019  02:27 pm
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth, Bio, Background, Successes, Girlfriends and Controversies
Quick Info
Birth Name: Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.
Date of Birth: 24/02/1997
Age: 27 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $400 million

Best known as an American professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather net worth rose as he became five-division world champion winning fifteen world titles.


Born on February 24, 1977, Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers who has won championships across 5 world divisions. He is also the winner of lineal championship in four different weight classes. The bronze winner at 1996 Olympics and three U.S. Golden Gloves, Floyd Mayweather net worth rose with all the successes he gathered in his professional boxing.

Birth and Background

Floyd Mayweather was born on February 24, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the United States of America. He was born to Floyd Mayweather Sr.—former welterweight contender. He was born to the family with vast boxing history. Like his father, his uncle Jeff Mayweather is a former IBO super featherweight champion. Similarly, his other uncle Roger Mayweather is a former WBA super featherweight and WCB super lightweight champion.

Born American belonging to black ethnicity, Floyd Mayweather attended school at Ottawa Hills High School. He was fortunate to have father as a boxing champion while his childhood also had some setbacks. His mother, Deborah, was a drug addict while his aunty died of AIDS because of the use of infected needle. Not only this, his father had a violent temper and was involved in drugs dealing. Therefore, he was sentenced to prison in 1993 for cocaine trafficking.

Even though Floyd underwent turmoil during his early days, it was his father who supported him. As a result, Floyd Mayweather net worth now is quite high all due to his father assisting him in gym and training from the early days. Soon after, Floyd Mayweather learned boxing. When he was 7 years old, he fitted his first pair of boxing gloves.

In the beginning Floyd had adapted the surname of his mother. But, he soon realized his dream resembles his father’s profession. Therefore, he changed his surname and matched with his father’s and also walked the footprint of his father.

Boxing Career and Successes

As an amateur, he won national Golden Gloves championship in 1993, 199 and 1996. His teammates had named him “Pretty Boy” for he had some scars while learning defensive techniques from his father and uncles. His amateur career did not end with gold. He settled with bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta due to controversial loss to Bulgaria’s Serafim Torodov.

Nevertheless, Floyd Mayweather net worth hiked as he turned professional and undefeatable attitude. His comeback was surprisingly brilliant. Mayweather started playing professionally from October 1996 and paved his way winning several competitions. In 1998, Mayweather earned his first world title — the WBC super featherweight championship defeating Genaro Hernandez.

Floyd Mayweather net worth accelerated even more from the beginning of 2000. In 2002, he brought home the WBC lightweight title. Similarly, in 2005, he won the WBC super lightweight title. The year 2006 got even better as he won the IBF, IBO, WBC and IBA welterweight titles. He became the winner of the 2007 WBC super welterweight after defeating Oscar De La Hoya.

His accomplishments and successes knew no bound as he excelled in his professional career. As a result, Floyd Mayweather net worth elevated since he became the third highest-paid American athlete with annual income of more than 60 million USD.

Girlfriends, Children and Controversies

Mayweather has never married but he was with his high school sweetheart, Josie Harris from 1993 to 2007. They went through on and off relationship but they have three children: Koraun, Zion and Jirah (the only daughter). They engaged in 2005 but their wedding information is not available. Since Mayweather had a history of domestic abuse, he even went to jail in 2012 for assaulting Josie in 2010.

Since the couple was in and out of relationship time and again. So, Mayweather started dating Melissa Brim when he was still in relationship with Josie. Mayweather and Brim dated from 1998 to 2012. Needless to say, Mayweather also abused Brim a couple of times, one in front of their only child, Iyanna. Subsequently, he was in house arrest for 2 days.

In 2006, Mayweather and Shantel Jackson dated steadily from 2006 until she got tired his relation with other girls. Eventually, Jackson ended up suing Mayweather for the same old reason: abuse and assault.

Mayweather had other relationships too. His other girlfriends’ are Jessica Burciaga—a model, Doralie Medina and a model, Liza Hernandez.

Personal Issues

The boxing career did not only gave him enough of resources and recognition, it somewhat also hyped Floyd Mayweather’s personal life. He fired his father from the post of manager. After releasing from the prison, the senior Mayweather had been serving as a manager and trainer. After his father lost his position, the son-father difference grew gradually. Consequently, Floyd Mayweather replaced his father to his uncle Roger Mayweather for the position of trainer.

Apart from the domestic violence, Floyd Mayweather also caught attention of public and police for fighting outside the ring since 2002. As a result, he served 90 days in jail for proving guilty to one of the harassment charges.

Net Worth

Floyd Mayweather net worth accelerated with his career and a long list of successes he earned through it. He owns and resides in a 22,000 square foot five bedroom mansion in the Las Vegas Valley. With all the income from boxing, he owns a boxing gym called “Mayweather Boxing Club” in the Chainatown Plaza in Las Vegas.

Since the undefeated fighter has made 250 million dollars alone from his fight with Manny Pacquaio in 2015, there are many such fights that paid him well. Therefore, his total career earning is 700 million USD.  The Celebrity Net Worth calculates Floyd Mayweather net worth to be 400 million USD.

Television Appearances

In the same note, Floyd Mayweather also appeared in WWE’s No Way Out in 2008 where he defeated Big Show maintaining his win records. Mayweather earned 20 million USD for the fight.

He also appeared in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars with his Ukrainian-American partner dancer Karina Smirnoff. The couple finished in the ninth place before they got eliminated from the show.

Known for airtight defense and winner of number of awards, Floyd Mayweather net worth continued to rise due to his professional boxing career. Moreover, the value he adds to boxing is significant.

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