He’s the boss for a reason!
Rick Ross may be living large like a boss, but he still knows how to save a dollar.
The rapper’s current home in Fayetteville, GA has served as the prestigious location for “Coming 2 America,” and is the previous home of famous boxer Evander Holyfield.
With a beautiful home like that, you’d think Ross would hire some help to mow the lawn, but in order to save money, he cuts the grass on the 235-acre estate himself!
“When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, ‘You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut grass.’ So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass,” he told Forbes. “And that’s what I did.”
He also shared details on the equipment he had to cop to do so.
“I went down to John Deere and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor,” he continued. “I told them I had 200-plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor…I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got going, I didn’t stop. I cut grass for about five hours.”
For the “Hustlin'” emcee, the task was more therapeutic than anything.
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“I realized that this was something I wanted to do. It was subconscious. I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days,” he shared. “It’s the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face. So, you know, for anybody who doesn’t cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation.”
Cutting grass isn’t the only way that Ross saves his coins. He also shared his joy for hitting up thrift and antique stores and “finding beautiful things that cost $8 or $20.”
Ross also doesn’t take the regular rapper approach when it comes to flying private, the rapper is content with flying commercial.
“Yes, I’m not about throwing money away, but it’s important that people enjoy the fruits of your labor and stay ahead of the curve. I make sure that I am surrounded by love and inspiration and motivation,” expressed Ross. “Through the window, I am looking out of right now in the Southwest Ranches, I can see my red-on-red 458 Ferrari, and it is inspiring.”
It looks like the biggest boss’ larger-than-life persona is fueled by his ability to live a modest life.
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