This is basically one of the reasons people love to hate Mayweather summed up. In the course the 36-minute 12 round bout in the lackluster ‘Fight of the Century’ Mayweather did two things he’s quite accustomed to: winning and cashing out.
Mayweather took in close to $180 million for the fight–versus Pacquiao’s $120 purse. In doing so, Mayweather’s net worth jumped 36% going to a staggering $330 million. The math works out to $5 million a minute, and is another reason to believe that after his bout in September Mayweather will be gone for good.
The pay-per-view revenue generated is reportedly over $300 million, so he truly earned his pay day.