Floyd Mayweather punches Marcos Maidana, left, during their WBA welterweight and WBC super welterweight title fight, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas.
How was your weekend? Floyd Mayweather made $14,800 per second, nearly $900,000 per minute and more than $2.5 million per round for his Saturday night boxing match against Marcos Maidana.
Oh, and Mayweather also beat Maidana in a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles and extend his career record to an undefeated 47-0.
Mayweather was guaranteed a payout of $32 million for the fight, which lasted a full 12 rounds (rounds are three minutes each). Not only that, but his take is likely to tick upward after pay-per-view receipts are counted, thanks to his Mayweather Promotions co-promoting the fight that was broadcast on Showtime.
Mayweather pulled down another $32 million guaranteed payday in May, when he and Maidana fought for the first time.
Floyd Mayweather shows off his belts after beating Marcos Maidana during their WBA welterweight and WBC super welterweight title fight, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas.
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Despite questions in the ring about the quality of the opponents he’s faced and controversy outside the ring concerning his abusive history with women, Saturday’s bout proves one thing yet again: Mayweather is a revenue-generating machine. He’s estimated to have earned more than $400 million over his career.
Ever the shrewd businessman, Mayweather documented the lead-up to his fight on Shots, an app in which he’s an investor. He used the app to share, among other-things, a photo of himself getting his hands wrapped and a pre-fight selfie with Justin Bieber (because of course).
Maidana, for his part, took home a guaranteed purse of $3 million for Saturday’s 36-minute fight — which breaks down to a relatively modest $1,388 per second in the ring and no Bieber selfies.
Are you tired of spending $1,500 per month for a closet with a sink? Then Missoula, Montana might be the move for you.
Location has long been the key to how much a house or apartment is worth, and some locations in the United States are, to put it mildly, really damn expensive. If you have $1,500 to spend in New York or Boston, a studio apartment might be your only hope. In Iowa City or Omaha, you can get a house.
Here’s what $1,500 per month can get you in 11 cities across the country. Now, start looking for boxes.
Studio, shared bathroom, free oxygen
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IMAGE: CITI HABITATS
Being a New York means paying exorbitantly for what can somehow legally be called an apartment. This rent-stabilized unit in Greenwich Village is actually a decent deal for the neighborhood, and units this cheap are usually far away from the center of action in Manhattan.
3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1,530 sq. ft.
It might not be as exciting as New York or Los Angeles, but Iowa City’s land prices put this multi-family home in your price range. Plus, if you’re into college football or basketball, Iowa City is the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
Since land prices here are considerably cheaper than major coastal cities, you can get full homes for $1,500 in rent instead of tiny apartments.
Studio, 1 bath
Don’t let the federal government scare you away from Washington — our nation’s capital is actually one of the country’s most vibrant cities. These digs might not be the most spacious, but they’re certainly a step up from studios in other cities.
Like any city, D.C. has its wealthier and poorer areas, but most places for $1,500 will be about this size.
Studio, 1 bath, 2-burner stove
San Francisco is embroiled in an affordable housing crisis, so now might not be the best time to make a break for the bay. If you need to, this studio apartment boasts luxury amenities like enough room for a bed and a place for you to bathe (but maybe not shower).
1 bed, 1 bath, 575 sq. ft.
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Texas’ capital is a quirky and eclectic oasis in the middle of the sprawling state, home to a research university, regional headquarters for major businesses and a solid music scene.
And for all of that, the property prices aren’t too bad. Most apartments for this price will either be studio or one-bedroom units with bathrooms.
1 bed, 1 bath
Boston shines through the shadow of nearby New York, but the prices in some areas are almost as bad as they are in the Big Apple. For $1,500, you can get either a studio or one-bedroom apartment, depending on the area of Boston you’re in.
1 bed, 2 bath, 1,200 sq. ft.
Atlanta had an economic renaissance after it hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the city became one of the premier southern metropolises. Even with high demand, you can still snag this townhouse for a pretty good price.
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,838 sq. ft.
Montana might not be your ideal landing spot, but don’t dismiss Big Sky Country just yet. The city of 110,000 hosts the University of Montana, and is a “rich, vibrant and diverse community,” full of “loggers and ranchers coexisting with holdover hippies and artistic types,” albeit according to its own website.
Also, you can rent a whole house for the price of a glorified closet in a major city, since there’s a lot more land in Montana than people to live on it.
1 bed, 1 bath, 715 sq. ft.
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IMAGE: PIQUET REALTY
For a cool $1,500 per month, you could live in sun-soaked home of Pitbull. The apartment might not be the biggest, but it’s certainly an upgrade from your choices in New York, San Francisco and Boston. Like Austin, Miami is an eclectic southern city that doesn’t have the same density issues as many other American hot spots.
1 bed, 1 bath, 1,055 sq. ft.
Don’t overlook this Midwestern metropolis. Kansas City has professional sports teams, a strong musical heritage and a bustling downtown. Plus, that much space for that good of a price is an excellent deal. For $1,500 per month, you could land either a spacious unit with a bedroom and bathroom, and even an additional room room or two.
11. Omaha, Nebraska
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,400 sq. ft.
Contrary to popular belief, Nebraska isn’t just a corn field with a state government. You can also get a full house in one of its major cities for a little less than $1,500 per month, since land demand isn’t nearly as high here.