It's no coincidence that Floyd Mayweather's moniker is "Money" and Emmanuel Pacquiao's nickname also rhymes with the conventional term for moolah. Both have become perfect examples of how much dough the sport of boxing can reward its practitioners.
Both men have become über-wealthy thanks to their illustrious careers, but it seems that each handles their affluence differently.
Manny affirms that he has reverted to his modest ways since entering politics and renewing his faith, but no one can deny the Pambansang Kamao's purchasing power. Floyd, for his part, likes to remind us from time to time how filthy rich he has become. In 2013, he even released this video:
Video via Floyd Mayweather
After their May 2 (May 3, Manila time) mega-bout, the two legendary pugilists will be, conservatively put, a few million dollars richer. Floyd is expected to earn around $180 million while Manny will receive an estimated $100 million. #BalatoNamanDiyan
This got us thinking, "How would we spend all that money?" Thankfully, both fighters have shown us ideas on how to splurge, through the years.
Here now is a look at Mayweather and Pacquiao's ridiculous riches, or as we call it, the #MayPac Tale of the Wallet!
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Floyd's wealth is valued at an estimated $280 million, more than doubling Manny's $110 million. It's not actually surprising given Money ranked No.1 in Forbes' The World's Highest Paid Athletes list last year, while Pacman was at the 11th spot.
We can only list so much of the two's numerous estates so let's just focus on their prominent properties:
Manny recently bought a mansion in Beverly Hills previously owned by P. Diddy and J.Lo for $12.5 million. He included four tickets to the big fight to sweeten the deal. Nooice!
Video via 24 Oras
He also has a two-storey house in Los Angeles, which he bought in 2009.
Photos by Miguel Nacianceno for YES! Celebrity Homes Special 2010
Photos by Jervy Santiago for YES! Magazine's March 2008 issue
Our house hunting wouldn't be complete without Manny's hometown residence...
which has a bulwagan...
...and even his own basketball court! Sweet!
Photos by Melo Balingit for of YES! Magazine's February 2013 issue
Watch the complete tour of Manny's Gen San mansion here:
Video via ABS-CBN News
Floyd reportedly has a couple of houses in the Las Vegas area, but his pride and joy is his 22,000-square foot "Big Boy Mansion," which has its own Instagram account. You read that right.
Here is its account bio: "This mansion speaks because it was paid in cash."
Floyd also owns a posh 3,000-square foot, four-bedroom condo in the Miami area. This crib by the beach, which offers a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, has reportedly been up for sale since last year for $2.6 million.
Images via Realtor.com
While it takes a few years for an average person to buy his dream car, these two pound-for-pound greats have a fleet of supercars taking them and their families around. Can you guess which of them have more rides (and is more boastful about it)?
Our brother website Spin.ph recently took exclusive photos of two of the Filipino Pride's luxury cars from his extensive collection, taken from his Los Angeles home.
Manny, take the wheel!
Video via Dan Sosa
Though quite low-key with his car collection here in the Philippines, Manny, in 2011, reportedly purchased a Cadillac Escalade and Hummer H2 from International Armoring Philippines for the protection of his family.
Early this year, Floyd shared a photo of his exquisite car collection on Instagram, with his jet serving as the backdrop. He also generously included the price of each.
A) Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano — $350,000
B) Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet — $170,000
C) Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 — $400,000
D) Ferrari 458 Italia Spider — $260,000
E) 'Money' — net worth est. $280 million
F) Ferrari 458 Italia Spider — $260,000
G) Gulfstream GIII — est. $2 million
H) Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport — $1.9 million
I) Bugatti 16.4 Veyron — $1.3 million
J) Bugatti 16.4 Veyron — $1.3 million
Here's another "Let's line up my cars and take a photo of me like I don't know what's happening" snap from Floyd:
BLING AND OTHER LUXURY ITEMS
They say all that glitters is not gold, but will you still complain if you have the money to buy anything that glitters?
In his case, it's better to read up on stories about his wife Jinkee and Mommy Dionisia's shopping escapades as Manny is quite the humble dresser (although he does like his Hermès belts). The mag-biyenan, meanwhile, fancy signature brands.
Meanwhile, the Pac-mom's hardships and sacrifice during Manny's younger years have no doubt paid off.
Video via ABS-CBN News
The photos below don't need any words to describe them:
Floyd, the epitome of luxury, also once had $7 million-worth of jewelry stolen from one of his Las Vegas houses. Gold chains, diamond-encrusted rings, you name it, Floyd has it.
Ultimately, Money wins this clash of cash, but we reckon Manny will have no problem with it. What's important is who wins two weeks from now...and that Floyd gets to taste Manny's left bombs. Right, Rambo?
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