Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Shatters Pay-Per-View Numbers
While the total is far from official, the initial U.S. pay-per-view numbers have been released for the monumental Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight. And not only did it shatter the previous record — which was expected — it easily exceeded expectations.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 12, 2015
So it garnered around 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, which tarnishes the previous record set by Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya (2.48 million) Now, this roughly translates to $400 million, which does not even include the international audience.
Predictions are expecting at least another $100 million from those totals, which means the estimated worldwide gross is over $500 million. And if one were to factor in the 60-40 split, then that means Floyd could potentially walk home with more than $300 million.
Now, this does not take in account Mayweather paying people, including the IRS, but it is still a ridiculous amount. To put this in perspective, Floyd’s net worth is roughly $400 million.
But again, this is just a rough estimate. The ridiculous number should be released in a few weeks.