Rick Ross owns a sprawling mansion in Georgia that previously belonged to boxer Evander Holyfield. Instead of spending around $1 million annually to maintain the extensive property, Ross began personally mowing the lawn.
“When I purchased the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me leaving a restaurant and shout, ‘You know, Holyfield spent $1 million a year on lawn maintenance.’ So, I made the decision to cut my own grass. And that’s exactly what I did,” he revealed to Forbes.
“I went to John Deere and asked for their largest and most efficient tractor. I explained that I needed to maintain over 200 acres, and they guided me to the right tractor. It took me a while to figure everything out, maybe a couple of hours in one spot, but once I got it running, I didn’t stop. I spent about five hours mowing,” he shared.
To enhance the experience, Ross customized his tractor with tinted windows for a peaceful environment. “People still recognize me, but when I’m in the tractor, it brings a different level of tranquility and connection with the estate, animals, birds, and wildlife,” he said.
While enjoying the task, Ross reflected on his journey. “I sit there with my rolled-up cannabis, appreciating the property and reminiscing about my struggles and triumphs. It may seem insignificant, but it puts a smile on my face. So, for anyone who doesn’t cut their own grass, I suggest taking time every few months to experience this incredible and peaceful sensation.”
Ross also shared his money-saving habits, such as shopping at swap meets and antique stores and choosing commercial flights whenever possible. However, he still knows how to indulge occasionally.
“I’m not into wasting money, but it’s important to enjoy the fruits of your labor and stay ahead. I ensure that I am surrounded by love, inspiration, and motivation. Right now, as I look out of my window in Southwest Ranches, I see my red-on-red 458 Ferrari, which serves as an inspiration,” he expressed.