Mayweather About To Break A Billion Dollars After McGregor Fight

Last week, the long anticipated match between Irish UFC star Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather took place and surprise surprise, Mayweather won. The 40-year-old has never lost a match in his entire boxing career - the win against McGregorwas his 50th.

But his win over the UFC star wasn't his only success of the night. These days, Mayweather draws his success from promoting boxing matches. It's rumoured his net worth is around $1 billion.

Basically he's a billionaire. In the early days of his career, he used to be known as Pretty Boy, but his new nickname is Money. It's not subtle, but it's pretty powerful.

And he's considerably added to his money pot with his fight from last week.

In 2015, Mayweather fought Pinoy boxer Manny Pacquiano and earned £193 million from the one fight - and he'll earn a lot more from his fight with McGregor.

It's been estimated that Mayweather will earn $300 million for his fight last week.

The exact amount of his final paycheck will be largely based on his share of the pay-per-view revenues from Saturday's fight. We won't know the details of pay-per-view sales until later this week, but by most accounts demand for the event was history making. It's estimated he whole fight made upwards of $700 million.

We're going to get the final number of views next week, but preliminary numbers are looking at nearly 5 million. It could be the highest-grossing PPV ever.

The highest was set in May 2015 by the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, which saw 4.6 million.

534 movie theatres across the States were charging $40 a head to see the film on Saturday night, and from that alone it grossed higher than any box office release that weekend. So the overall numbers are looking very promising.

Either way, Mayweather is feeling pretty pleased about how much money he has. He posted a cheque he received on Instagram, boasting about all his possessions.

"Y'all still have to work however, I'm happily retired," he wrote on the Instagram post. "At the end of the day, it's them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the jokes on you. I've made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn't read, write, or count. Y'all call them watches, I call them time pieces. Y'all call them boats, I call them yachts. Y'all call them houses, I call them mansions. Y'all charter jets and we own jets."

He's going to be able to buy a lot more after he gets his next paycheck for the fight.

McGregor is still set to earn a tidy sum despite losing. Reports say he will be getting around £23 million for his part in the match.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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