Home News “Why Should I Donate Money To Africa”, “What Has Africa Done For Me”? – FLOYD MAYWEATHER
“Why Should I Donate Money To Africa”, “What Has Africa Done For Me”? – FLOYD MAYWEATHER

“Why Should I Donate Money To Africa”, “What Has Africa Done For Me”? – FLOYD MAYWEATHER


Late last year, radio personality Kelly Mac interviewed outspoken and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The boxer confessed that he has a “good heart,” but that he does not feel obligated to give to charities, specifically in Africa.

“[People] say ‘well, he got all this money, why is he not giving to Africa?’” starts Mayweather. “Well, what has Africa given to us? What has Africa came and gave to my children and to my family? Things work two ways.” He then discussed the threat that he believes giving too much money to charity can cause. “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?’” 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. “I never got involved in the sport of boxing to say ‘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.”

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 daughter’s birthday party.




  1. Mayweather is his own man. He worked for his money and he can do whatever he likes with. He’s not a politician or military person. They are the one that’s destroying African continent. African alone is blessed with all the mineral resources yu can ever thin of, but they allow greed (leaders) to destroyed them. Their are some African leaders that can bail out africa with the money they looted from the African countries. Why do yu expect Mayweather to that. He’s not obliged to do nothing. It’s not his mess. Let those people that mess it up fix it right up.

  2. Africa only identifies Africans that are doing well and have gained fame through their personal effort. When they were struggling nobody remembered them or thought to give to them or support them, but when they achieve something worth mentioning then everyone wants to identify with them. Like he said, family is what's important.

  3. How well do we manage the grants received from individuals, Government Organizations, Non-governmental Agencies etc. Africa has been plagued with corruption that is inherent and I don’t know why someone should delegate his hard-earned resources to Africa knowing well that those funds would be embezzled by a selected few or poorly managed? I’m with you on this Mr. Mayweather! (make your family proud, meet all their needs because they are all you’ve got. Remember Tyson? now everyone mocks at him for his reckless spending on feeble things and property sales).

  4. Well it’s choice to give or not but I will tell him what Africa gave him: life! U are a grandson of an African slave boy! So watch ur mouth!


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