FLOYD MAYWEATHER is one of the richest athletes of all time.
The legendary boxer, whose nickname reflects his sheer wealth, has taken part in some of biggest pay-per-view events of all time and reaped the rewards which come with them.
Forty-year-old Mayweather takes part in another huge PPV event next week when he takes on Conor McGregor in a boxing match.
Mayweather’s encounter with the UFC lightweight champion takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Fan interest in the crossover fight, which was first mooted in May 2016, is immense and could result in a new pay-per-view buy record being set.
Should the bout come close to reaching the revenue Mayweather’s 2015 ‘Fight of the Century’ with Manny Pacquaio generated, the boxer will become one of the few athletes to have amassed $1bn in career earnings.
Throughout his 20-year-long career, Mayweather has attracted a staggering 19.5m PPV buys and close to $1.3bn in revenue.
Mayweather’s status as the pay-per-view king, as well as his constant bragging about his financial muscle, has made many wonder exactly how much he’s worth.
Here’s everything you need to know about his vast empire:
What is Floyd Mayweather’s net worth?
Michigan native Mayweather topped Forbes and Sports Illustrated’s lists of the 50 highest paid athletes in 2013 and 2014.
The former five-weight world champion returned to the summit of Forbes’ rich list in 2014 and 2015.
Mayweather’s biggest payday of his career came after his May 2015 bout with Pacquiao, which saw him bank a whopping £193m ($250m).
WHAT IS CONOR MCGREGOR’S NET WORTH
That fight took his career earnings to a staggering £515m ($668m), a figure which rose to £550m ($700m) after his retirement bout against Andre Berto.
Should Mayweather’s purse for fighting McGregor come close to the one he received for fighting Pacquiao, his total earnings will surpass the $1bn mark.
How many other athletes have made $1bn in their career?
Only two athletes have made over $1bn in their sporting careers.
The sports stars who make up that elite group are golf and basketball legends Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.
The pair, who both had multi-million-dollar contracts with Nike, amassed $1.4bn and $1.5bn during their careers.
How much will Floyd Mayweather make for fighting Conor McGregor?
According to Mayweather, the cheque he’ll receive for fighting Ireland’s first UFC belt holder will dwarf the £250m he banked for fighting Pacquiao.
Should Mayweather vs. McGregor come close to or surpass the pay-per-view record set by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, the total fight purse will be close to £300m ($390m).
Mayweather, who officially came out retirement in March, will take home the bulk of that of figure.
However, his exact earnings won’t be known until after the fight as both he and McGregor have signed a confidentiality agreement preventing them from talking about the matter.