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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Splashed Out for Big Musical Acts for Daughter’s Sweet Sixteen Party

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I don’t even remember my 16th birthday. All I knew is that it meant I could get a driver’s license. I don’t remember by sister’s 16th, either, although I’m 100% certain no one made a super big deal about it. I think a bucket of KFC was involved. We’re a family of modest means and expectations.

But for people who have daughters, money and ego, a sweet sixteen party can get hugely weird very quickly. Take the case of former superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose fights generated more than $1.3 billion in pay-per-view revenue. Unlike Mike Tyson, he was able to hold on to his earnings. In 2012, a story emerged that he spent $1,000 on haircuts. Twice a week.

So when his darling daughter, Iyanna, turned 16, he decided to go big. Real big.

It started with a brand new Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. Then there was the BBQ in the afternoon followed by a big party at the Mirage Grand Ballroom in Vegas. Entertainment was provided by Drake and Future. And Justin Bieber sent some well-wishes via video.

Total cost for the event? I’ve heard Drake’s fee for something like this starts at $750,000. Add in everything else, we have to be close to $2 million.

(Via TMZ)


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