Rick Ross has opened up about the hard work he puts in to maintain his wealthy lifestyle and how he saves money in his own little ways.
The rapper lives on a 235-acre estate in Fayetteville, Georgia that was previously owned by boxing star Evander Holyfield. Although, Ross isn't following in Holyfield's footsteps...
Because instead of paying out over $1 million a year to maintain his mansion's lawn, Ross admitted he actually cuts the grass 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 the grass.' So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did," Ross said in a recent interview.
"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 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."
The "Hustlin'" star realized that cutting his grass gave him "peace," and a way for him to balance out his fast-paced lifestyle.
"I realized that this was something I wanted to do. It was subconscious," he continued, "I sit there and have my c*nnabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days. 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."
And this isn't the only way Ross cuts corners.
He also admits to having an affinity for "finding beautiful things that cost 8 to twenty dollars" at antique stores. He even tries to take commercial flights where possible.
As well as this, Ross works with companies that align with his lifestyle, allowing him to spend his money on what he chooses.
"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," Ross said.
"I make sure that I am surrounded by love and inspiration and motivation. 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."
You gotta' love it!