Late last year, radio personality Kelly Mac interviewed outspoken and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather. The boxer confessed that he has a â€œgood heart,â€ but that he does not feel obligated to give to charities, specifically in Africa.
â€œ[People] say â€˜well, he got all this money, why is he not giving to Africa?â€™â€ starts Mayweather. â€œWell, what has Africa given to us? What has Africa came and gave to my children and to my family? Things work two ways.â€
He then discussed the threat that he believes giving too much money to charity can cause. â€œEverybodyâ€™s always talking about giving, giving, giving. Thatâ€™s the problem. Everybodyâ€™s doing so much giving, at the end of the day, they may not have nothing.
Then theyâ€™ll say â€˜why was he giving this to that person, and giving this to that person when he should have been saving?â€™â€
Mayweather goes on to say that he should be able to do whatever he wants with his earnings, such as using it to provide for himself and his family.
â€œI never got involved in the sport of boxing to say â€˜Iâ€™m going to fight and make hundreds of millions of dollars and just give it all away.â€™ If Iâ€™m gonna mess money off in a bad way, Iâ€™m going to spend it on myself. Iâ€™m going to do what I want to do with my money. You hear people talking about, â€˜well, he shouldâ€¦donate to this or donate to that.â€™ No, I should donate to Floyd Mayweather, donate to Floyd Mayweatherâ€™s family. Because thatâ€™s what itâ€™s about.â€
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mayweather, 37, is worth $170 million. Mayweather also has a charity, The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, in which the foundation declares to help underprivileged youth in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recently, Mayweather has been in the news for reportedly spending $50,000 for rapper Nicki Minaj to appear at his daughterâ€™s birthday party.