According to the guy code, you should never tell another man to do with his money. My theory on this has always been the same, it isn’t my business what someone does with their money, I just don’t want to see anyone go broke or being taken advantage of.
Many times athletes and entertainers are used by groupies, yes-men, financial advisers, managers, family members and etc. Then when the money is gone, they all disappear. In Boxing, that happens far more often than it should, so it isn’t so much telling Mayweather what he should or should be doing, you just don’t want him to be another victim. You don’t want another Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield situation where these guys were generating $300-400 million and lost 95% of that. Mayweather seems smarter than that and more control of his finances, but time will tell.
He spoke to HauteLiving.com about his luxury lifestyle.
“I love nice things and can afford to buy them,” he says simply. “I treat myself all the time, and why not? I enjoy life and having my home, cars, jewelry…and nice clothes represent that lifestyle, and that is okay by me.”
“I like things that are sleek without being gaudy. You won’t see fancy rims or tinted windows on any of my cars,” he says. “I don’t have any tattoos either. I just like things classy and clean-looking.”
He’s the proud owner of a 30-piece watch collection worth more than $10 million which includes a $2 million Jacob & Co. Rainbow Tourbillon, a $1.3 million Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and a $1 million Piaget Galaxy. He has five homes across the States, including residences in Michigan, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Las Vegas. There are 21 cars: like a 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith, a new Bugatti, and a Bentley Flying Spur. He has more than a dozen custom-made super-sized Hermès Birkin bags to his name, as well as a closet full of neatly hung, well-organized luxury clothing from the likes of Versace, Gucci, and Armani. Mayweather is so specific about his things that he even color-coordinates his cars by home: his black collection can be found at his Miami property and the all the whites are at his Las Vegas mansion.
“I have direct contact with reps from all the top lines,” Mayweather says. “If I am looking for something, they will bring the collection to my home and let me shop for what I am looking for. I have a 1000-square foot closet, so they can bring me everything at one time. It makes [the experience] private and personal.”
Mayweather fights Marcos Maidana on May 3rd in Las Vegas.