Not content with simply raking in the big bucks for beating the likes of Connor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is also helping others get rich, namely two guys from Miami and one from Palm Beach Gardens.
The star boxer used social media in September to advertise Centra token, a new virtual currency created by 26-year-old bros from southern Florida, Sam Sharma and Raymond Trapani. Palm Beach Gardens’ Robert Farkas was also recently listed as a co-founder as well.
“Get yours before they sell out,” Mayweather wrote on Facebook. “I got mine and as usual I’m going to win big with this one!”
With 13.5 million followers, Mayweather’s reach is significant. With his endorsement, Centra raised more than $30 million in just a few weeks. Investors have been encouraged by the success of BitCoin, which has seen its value skyrocket in recent months.
Celebrities have been key players in the virtual currency boom. Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton and soccer star Luis Suarez have all supported different virtual currencies on social media recently, lending credibility to a previously suspect investment.