News: Rick Ross Defends Copping Boxing Legend's Crib: "We're Going To Open Them Doors To These Kids" [Video]
Friday, Jan 24, 2014 4:27PM
Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross has confirmed recent buzz and chatter about him dropping down a bucket of money to acquire former boxing champion Evander Holyfield's Georgia mansion.
In the Boss' perspective, the 109-room purchase is more than just having a nice home to flaunt.
"I rode by that property for years and I used to just look at it," Ross said in an interview. "If you're a person like me that's inspired by certain things and I just felt like me acquiring that property and me really speaking to some kids and giving them that same passion and them looking in my eyes and me telling them, 'Yo, this is real.' That's a huge crib. I went on it last week. I asked [the realtor] to walk me through it before I made the purchase and I found ten new bedrooms I didn't even know was there, there's an inside basketball court, pools, et cetera, et cetera. But I feel there's somebody that needs to see that. It's somebody that needs that inspiration. We're going to open up them doors to these kids from New Orleans, from Atlanta, from Miami and just open their minds a little bit." (Revolt TV)
Earlier in the week, reports of Ross getting his hands on the decked-out home surfaced.
If you were wondering if Rick Ross' is really ballin' wonder no more. Big man has just scooped up the house previously owned by Boxing legend Evander Holyfield. The mansion boasts 109 rooms and is an astounding 54,000 square feet. The house also sits on 235 acres that will have to be mowed. For entertainment, there is a bowling alley a movie theater and a stable, just in case Ricky Rozay wants to do some horseback riding. The dining room holds 100 people or 1 Rick Ross and 10 guests. The house was foreclosed on and the amount that Ross paid has not been revealed although Evander owed $14 million when he vacated back in July 2012. (Before Its News)
Reports also claimed the "Bawse" would have to drop at least $1 million annually to maintain normal household costs.
The cost to run a house as big as this exceeds $1 Million dollars per year. So Ross will have to earn $1 million just to run the house, plus the house payment, living expenses, car payments and any other mortgages he may have on other homes. Suddenly that net worth of $28 million isn't looking as big as it did before. (Before Its News)
Back in June, the lavish mansion hit the bidding block for nearly $10 million.
Evander Holyfield's holy-crap-that's-huge former Fayetteville mansion is back on the market. Holyfield -- Atlanta's very own heavyweight champ -- sold his insanely large 45,000 square-foot crib to a bank for $7.5 million last year, which, in actuality, was more of a bath than a champagne shower (considering he reportedly owed more than twice that on the property). Now it's for sale again, at $8.2 million. As the "largest single family home in GA," the 12-bedroom, 21-bath shrine to egomania's listing notes that it's "been featured on shows like Drop Dead Diva," but makes no mention of the champ. The fact that it's located at 794 Evander Holyfield Highway isn't exactly inconspicuous. Built in 1994, it currently rests on more than 100 acres, which could've been sufficient for Holyfield's 12 kids (and their six different mommas). (Atlanta Curbed)
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