Even the Bawse does not mow its own lawn.
Rick Ross announced that he is personally maintaining the grounds of the 45,000 square foot mega mansion in Fayetteville, Georgia, which he bought from Evander Holyfield. The heavyweight boxing champion reportedly spent $ 20 million building the 235-acre property and paid more than $ 1 million annually to turn on the lights and mow the grass.
But when he bought the property in 2014, the Maybach Music mogul didn’t want to waste his hard-earned money on upkeep, so he decided to do the job himself.
“When I was buying the Fayetteville estate, the locals saw me walking out of a restaurant and screaming, ‘You know Holyfield spent $ 1 million a year cutting the grass.’ So I decided to mow my own grass. And I did, ”said Ross Ross Forbes.
So he went to John Deere and bought the biggest tractor he could get. “I told them I had over 200 acres that I wanted to prune and they pointed out the right tractor,” he revealed. “I bought it right away. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider. When I got it back home, I filled it with gasoline. I sat in the same spot for maybe two hours before everything worked, but once I got it going, I didn’t stop. I mow grass for about five hours. “
Rozay even fitted his tractor with tinted windows so that it could get the job done in peace. “People still know it’s me, but when I get in the tractor it’s a completely different level of calm, a completely different level of connection with the property and the animals and the birds and the wildlife.”
He added, “I sit and roll up my cannabis and I look at the property and I can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those tough days. It’s the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face. So, you know, for anyone who doesn’t mow their own grass, I’d say take time out to mow your grass every two or three months because it’s such a great and peaceful feeling. “
Despite being the biggest Bawse, he is frugal when it comes to his money. He flies commercially and even visits stock exchanges and antique stores in search of “nice things that cost $ 8 or $ 20”.
“It’s not about throwing money away, but it’s important that people enjoy the fruits of your labor and stay ahead of the curve,” said Ross, who recently owned an 8,600-square-foot home in Florida from Amar’e Stoudemire for $ 3.5 million bought in cash.
Ross is currently preparing his 11th studio album, Richer than I’ve ever been.