Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t blow his latest payday on a miniature unicorn, $5 million gift cards for flunkies or a life-size Lego replica of himself. No, he bought his way back into the good graces of the IRS by making a $10.5 million tax headache disappear. Thank you, pay-per-view.
Mayweather, 34, fought Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17 and earned at least $25 million. The next month, the IRS released two gigantic tax bills.
What was owed:
- On Oct. 27, the IRS released a a $7,153,954 tax lien it had filed against Mayweather on July 8 with the Clark County (Nev.) County Recorder.
- On Oct. 20, the IRS released a $3,359,279 lien it had filed Jan. 21 in Clark County.