Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s net worth estimates range from $ 700 million to nearly $ 1 billion as of January 2018. From 2012 to 2014, it topped the lists of best-paid athletes in Forbes and Sports Illustrated.
His 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao broke all previous records, raising $ 600 million. Mayweather, whose Mayweather Promotions company co-promoted the fight, took home at least $ 200 million based on some estimates.
The fight was so big that when Mayweather headed “Celebrity 100: The Best-paid Superstars of 2015” by Forbes with a 2014-2015 income of $ 300 million, Pacquiao came in second with $ 160 million.
The $ 300 million Mayweather year broke the Tiger Woods record in money earned by an athlete in a single year. The golfer previously held the record when he took home $ 115 million in 2008.