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Our Guy’s Top Five

Since the dawn of humanity, from the time when man first scribbled on parchment paper, there’s been a list of almost everything in existence. From logical archives like accounting or our anatomy, to record-breaking lists like the tallest building, smallest person, and even the longest kiss. Here’s our top five and the focus is on quick cash, fast cars and premium price tags.

Hand Over Fist

The biggest single payday in sports history

Floyd Money Mayweather V.S. Conor McGregor

$$$ 275 million USD

Floyd Mayweather is well-known the world over for his talent in the ring and his remarkable skills as a boxing promoter. The firebrand fighter is very charismatic, flamboyant, and is known for carrying around a briefcase packed with cash. Anyone with access to any form of media be it television, radio, social or print has undoubtedly heard of the infamous Mayweather versus McGregor bout. What they may not know is how, in just one night, Money Mayweather earned $275 million dollars. That’s more cash than three of the world’s highest-paid sports stars, namely like Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James and Lionel Messi, who took home a combined annual income of $259 million – as listed in Forbes 2017.

Can you imagine, just one night is all it took for Floyd Mayweather to match and exceed their combined total income. Money Mayweather came out of retirement for the match and earned himself the biggest single payday in the history of sports, landing himself a spot in sporting history.

(Extra) To date, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has never lost a professional boxing match and has an undefeated record. His net worth as of 2019 if pegged between a conservative $500 million and a more accurate $1 billion dollars.

Money in Your Shoes

The most expensive pair of sneakers

Nike Air MAG Back to the Future

$$$ 24 thousand USD

Is it back to the future, or a blast from the past? Either way, it seems you can put a “retail” price on style and these movie-inspired kicks are right at the top of that list. The futuristic-yet-retro Nike Air MAGs are regarded as the most expensive sneakers at resale with recording them at an average $24 grand per pair – talk about hiding your money in your socks. Do these sneakers look familiar? They should because they’re essentially a replica version of the iconic self-lacing shoes worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 movie Back to the Future II. In 2016 and in honor of the film, Nike produced only 89 pairs of the limited-edition MAGs that feature a luminescent Nike logo, adaptive lacing technology and a rechargeable built-in battery for the glowing LED panels. Due to the MAGs extremely limited quantity and high demand, Nike had to raffle them off in a lottery system at $10 a ticket with all proceeds being donated to charity.

(Extra) Nike managed to raise an amazing $6.75 million from the sale of their MAGs donating all the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Sip it Slowly

The most expensive single-malt whiskey

Isabella’s Islay

$$$ 6,2 million USD

We’ve heard of a “pricey pour” before but this sounds almost too expensive to be true. It’s common, if not “expected” that your nearest upmarket club is surely ready to charge you an-arm-and-a-leg for one of their premium spirits, but Isabella’s Islay whiskey takes the cake. At well over six million smackeroos it’s something that only the one percenters can actually afford to sip on, or if not, hold onto for investment purposes. So why is it so expensive you ask? The simple answer is, the bottle. Sure, the price of the actual pimp-juice inside is high too but the cost of Islay is primarily attributed to the decanter which features white-gold and is set with 8,500 diamonds and 300 rubies. Inside, Islay uses rare ingredients of the highest-quality to produce a world-class single-malt scotch whiskey. Next time we’re with the boys we’ll say, “bottom’s up” on something else because at that price it’s okay to be stingy.   

(Extra) Isabella’s named its whiskey after the Island of Islay, often known as the Queen of the Hebrides, a southernmost island of Scotland.

Asphalt Assault

The fastest production car

Koenigsegg Agera RS

$$$ 1,9 million USD

Built by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB the Agera RS high-performance hypercar became the world’s fastest production car in 2017, setting a record with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 278 mph (447 km/h) and a fastest straight-line speed of 285 mph (458 km/h) Although it is not illegal to own a Koenigsegg Agera in the U.S. most countries around the world have strict regulations meaning Koenigseggs are often not street legal, like in the U.S. due to their inability to meet certain federal standards – the only exception that is street legal in the U.S. is the Koenigsegg CCX. Then again, there’s always the racetrack option if you want to experience the Agera RS’s true potential.

With a total of only 25 cars ever produced the Agera RS defines the term “limited-edition” and it’s the pinnacle of exclusivity. At a whopping cost estimate of $1.9 million American dollars, this sweet ride is intended for only the wealthiest of car enthusiasts.

The Agera RS houses a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a power output of 1,160 hp (865kW) on regular pump fuel. The optional 1-megawatt package increases the engine’s power to a staggering 1,341 hp (1,000kW).

(Extra) This year, the Agera RS has been succeeded by the Jesko, a 1600-horsepower hypercar that’s set to hit 300 mph which has us wondering, if you put wings on it, would it fly?

The Road Runner

The fastest production superbike

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

$$$ 50 thousand USD

While we’re no Wile E. Coyote and we certainly don’t have a death wish we sure can appreciate flying solo and burning some serious rubber at more-than-extreme speeds. The hypersport Ninja H2R superbike manufactured by Kawasaki is the fastest production superbike to date. It’s not just insanely fast, but it looks just as brutal with its intimidating size and butch design. The Ninja H2R pushes out an astonishing 310 horsepower (230kW) with its 6-speed transmission and 998cc DOHC liquid-cooled engine. Its supercharged motor can easily reach speeds of up to 249 miles per hour (400kh/h) and at a hefty price tag of $50 large you would be wise to get all-inclusive insurance and put on a decent set of crash bobbins, immediately.

A word of caution, this speed demon is not for the faint of heart. The H2R is the pinnacle of performance and although the H2R is a track-only bike, Kawasaki does have a street-legal option, that being the Ninja H2 – with a lower power output of 200 hp (150 kW) because hey, where’s there’s a will, there’s a way.

(Extra) Back in 2017, Kenan Sofuoğlu took the Ninja H2R from 0 to 250mph (400km/h) over the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey in a record-breaking 26 seconds.