15 Things To Know About How Rick Ross Built His Empire

15 Things To Know About How Rick Ross Built His Empire

Rick Ross

Photo: Rick Ross, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)/ An 85-foot infinity swimming pool at a $250M mansion in the Bel-Air, Los Angeles. Jan. 26, 2017 (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

10. Saving a cool mil on mowing the lawn

After he purchased the Fayetteville estate, Ross realized how much upkeep would be needed on the massive outdoor space.

“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 the grass.’ So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that’s what I did,” said Ross.

He continued, “I went down to John Deere and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200-plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider. Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas. I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn’t stop. I cut grass for about five hours.”

11. Making money from his homes

He rented out his Fayetteville estate for a film for $2.5 million.

The Georgia estate served as Zamunda Palace in Eddie Murphy’s 2021 sequel, “Coming 2 America.”

12. Ross and his Promised Land

 Ross calls the estate the Promised Land. He said it’s “where dreams come true. I like to have nicknames for everything. I have so many creative ideas for the Promised Land. I woke up one day thinking of building a gated community of homes. I’ve entertained the idea of creating a golf course. I thought of putting in an amphitheater. To have space to be creative, you need land. And I feel like there is value in real estate because the county is continuing to grow.”