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Earlier today, Floyd Mayweather reminded people on Instagram that despite if he’s alleged to be “illiterate”, that hasn’t stopped him from being the world’s highest paid athlete.

Friday morning, Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club host, Charlamagne Tha God, played an embarrassing audio clip of Mayweather struggling to read a “drop” used in between radio segments for the radio stations “Show Your Stripes” initiative.


Mayweather responded by posting a picture on his Instagram account of two checks (each with eight figures) made out to Mayweather Promotions, LLC, and the caption read, “Read this $72, 276, 000, 00. God bless.”

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However, Mayweather did not always have it so easy.

Growing up in Grand Rapids, Mich., his mother was battling with drug addiction while his father was serving time for drugs. As a result, Mayweather dropped out of high school to pursue boxing.

“I knew that I was going to have to try to take care of my mom and I made the decision that school wasn’t that important at the time and I was going to have to box to earn a living,” Mayweather told the Daily News in 2007.

Furthermore, roughly 36 million American adults need literacy help, according to the ProLiteracy advocacy group.



Sherley thinks we all need to be empathetic to those who can’t read. You can follow her on twitter @sherleybee_