…And why should he?
Unlike Angelina Jolie and all the other celebs who make a point of donating their money and time to African charities, Floyd “Money” Mayweather isn’t here to donate any of his money to Africa or charities that support the continent’s causes.
The sports star who is the highest earning athlete of all time and who cleaned out to the tune of almost $200 Million at last night’s epic fight with Manny Pacquaio has come under heavy criticism for his lavish lifestyle and not donating to African charities.
In a radio interview last year with Kelly Mac, Money Mayweather said he never went into boxing to give any of his money away and as such does not feel obliged to donate any of his millions of dollars to African charities.
His exact words,
[People] say well, he got all this money, why is he not giving to Africa. Well, what has Africa given to us? What has Africa come and give to my children and to my family? Things work two ways.
Everybody’s always talking about giving, giving, giving. That’s the problem. Everybody’s doing so much giving, at the end of the day, they may not have nothing. Then they’ll say ‘why was he giving this to that person, and giving this to that person when he should have been saving?”
He went on to defend his lavish spending rather than donating to charities, saying
I’m going to fight and make hundreds of millions of dollars and just give it all away.’ If I’m gonna mess money off in a bad way, I’m going to spend it on myself. I’m going to do what I want to do with my money. You hear people talking about, ‘well, he should…donate to this or donate to that.’ No, I should donate to Floyd Mayweather, donate to Floyd Mayweather’s family. Because that’s what it’s about.
At the time Mayweather came under a lot of fire from critics for his comments.
But why are people so pressed about another man’s money…as eLDee once said, “Is It your money?”. He doesn’t owe anyone except his children and he certainly doesn’t owe Africa s**t!
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