Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., nicknamed “Money”, is an American retired professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015, and currently works as a boxing promoter. During his career he held multiple world titles in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes (twice at welterweight), and retired with an undefeated record of 49–0.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a world-renowned boxing champion. Many know him for being undefeated, but not many people know that Floyd has 9 children from 5 different women.
In 2011, Mayweather was named the highest-paid athlete in the world. In 2016 he topped the Forbes list again, earning $275 million over the prior 12 months. His total career earnings are estimated to be around $700 million.
A large amount of that money was earned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. through endorsements and merchandising. He has his own promotional company, “Mayweather Promotions”, as well as 24/7 Promotions and The Money Team (TMT) Promotions.
He is currently #1 on Forbes list for the richest athletes in 2015 and #4 on Forbes list for world’s highest-paid athletes.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was born on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids Michigan to his mother Deborah Sinclair and his father Floyd Mayweather Sr., who had little involvement in their son’s life as he was imprisoned at the time of Floyd Jr.’s childhood. He has one older brother named Roger Mayweather.
He was raised by his mother in Grand Rapids, Michigan and enjoyed watching videos of his father fight professionally. At the age of eight, he had witnessed his father’s final career fight.
It has been noted that Mayweather’s relationship with his father was strained, as Floyd Jr has admitted that he never saw him again after leaving for Las Vegas when he was a child.
Floyd Jr. went on to attend Ottawa Hills High School before dropping out. Later, Mayweather followed in his father’s footsteps and became a world champion boxer at the age of 21.
In September 2009, the U.S Department of Labor reported that there were 223 million workers 16 years or older employed in the United States. Of those, approximately 16 million were self-employed or had worked on their own farms.
How many kids does mayweather have?
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. has 5 children with 4 women
- Josie Harris (daughter)
- Koraun (son)
- Zion (son)
- Iyanna (daughter)
- Jirah (daughter – born in 2014, mother is Shantel Jackson who was Floyd’s girlfriend at the time of conception.
Jirah is Floyd Jr.’s ninth child in total – number 8 was born when he was in prison, but died at 6 months old due to prematurity.
The three children were conceived with different mothers but all share the same mother’s name – Josie Harris.
In 2001, Mayweather was charged with two counts of domestic violence and one count of misdemeanor battery. In 2005, Josie Harris sued Mayweather for multiple injuries including a gunshot wound from when he attacked her in 2002. They reportedly married after all that happened between them even though Mayweather was still married to his then-pregnant wife Shantel Jackson. Harris has named Mayweather as the father of her first three children.
In February 2010, Mayweather Jr. was served with a paternity lawsuit from another woman who claims that she is the mother of his child born in 2008. Sondra Williams says that she and Floyd had a sexual relationship for several years before he suddenly broke it off after she became pregnant.
Williams says that she and Mayweather Jr. were together between 2006 and 2013 and during this period, he claimed to be the father of her daughter Iyanna who was born in 2008. Mayweather denies that he is the father and initially refused to take a DNA test but later agreed when ordered by the court.
The case has not been resolved and the two sides reached a settlement in 2014.
In January 2015, Mayweather was ordered by a judge to pay $5,000 per month in child support as well as an additional lump sum of around $120,000 for arrears dating back to 2009. This is to be paid for Koraun Mayweather who turns 18 later this year.
In May 2017, Mayweather confirmed that he is expecting his 10th child with another woman.
Shantel Jackson who was pregnant with their second child in 2012 has been living at the boxer’s home since 2015 and gave birth to a baby girl after a brief split from Mayweather. It is suspected that Floyd Jr.’s tenth child will be born before the end of the year.
Floyd Mayweather retired in 2015 with an undefeated record of 49-0 . He currently works as a boxing promoter .
Mayweather’s current net worth is $340 million. He has earned that money through endorsements and various business ventures.
Mayweather has a total of 9 children with 5 different women. He is currently expecting his 10th child who will be born this year, and pays $5,000 per month in child support to two other kids he had with Josie Harris. In 2001, Mayweather was charged with two counts of domestic violence and one count of misdemeanor battery. He was married to Shantel Jackson but had an affair with Josie Harris who helped him conceive 3 of his children. Mayweather paid Harris $20 million after she sued him for battery and harassment in 2005.