Money has a charitable side. A 2009 Yahoo Sports profile documented Mayweather’s philanthropic activities and followed him around Las Vegas as he gave food to the city’s homeless.

Despite the goodwill, he said he does not do this for the publicity—or to change his dubious image.

"I don't go talk to kids and I don't go feed the homeless because I want someone to know about it,” Mayweather said. “I want to do it because I know there's a need and I have the chance to do right. I don't care who knows or who doesn't know. As long as I help the kids and people who need help, that's really what matters.”