During the latest press conference for Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor, the young Irishman grabbed Mayweather’s backpack, revealing all he had in the bag was a stack of $5,000. While that’s highly unusual behavior for most people, the reveal wasn’t exactly shocking considering “Money” Mayweather’s past. In fact, some people were probably wondering where the rest of the stacks of cash were. Mayweather, whose net worth is estimated to be around $400 million, has a propensity for making very large bets. What else can you do with all that money?
A run most can only dream about
In October 2014, Mayweather collected more than $4 million in a run of successful bets on NFL games. Was he content? Of course not.
Bringing the Heat
In 2013, Mayweather bet a staggering $5.9 million on the Miami Heat to beat the Indiana Pacers. While that figure would make some faint, Floyd cooly put it down and walked away with a profit of $6.49 million. In 2014, it was alleged he bet $10.4 million on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl, but the boxer later denied the claims in a tweet that read: “Somebody lied to you all. If I was going to bet, I would have bet on the Seattle Seahawks.”
What Did You Do This Weekend?
In one weekend in 2015, Mayweather won nearly $830,000 on bets. The proof was in a $350,000 betting slip he posted that showed bets on three NBA games and a boxing match.
Even Mayweather Has His Limits Cut
In an interview with ESPN in early 2017, Mayweather admitted he’s had his limits cut at a sportsbook. “Twice this year I got there a little late to put the bet in and they said it was too late to put the bet in. I said, ‘Yo, the game didn’t start yet.’ But I was glad because those bets probably would’ve lost $100K.”
He Bets A Lot of Sports
Mayweather plays no favorites — just as long as he’s making a profit. “I bet basketball, both college and NBA, college football and pro football,” he told ESPN. “Not everything, but pretty much.”
Mayweather’s favorite places to bet: Atlantic City and Las Vegas. “Las Vegas is the best,” he told ESPN. “We the best. If everyone had it, it would be a problem. Las Vegas is the best place because we have it mastered.”
Not Shy About It
Mayweather is notorious for flaunting his winnings, as evidenced by this photo he posted after betting on Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas earlier this year. We can debate whether he’s lucky or skilled, but either way he’s walking away with tons of cash.