Rap King Reportedly Closing In on Holyfield’s Former Mansion

Laura Vecsey
January 21, 2014

Rick Ross already knows a few things about living large, but now the superstar rapper is about to take it to a whole new level.

According to reports, the former P. Diddy protégé turned founder of MayBach Music, is the buyer for a mansion built and once owned by Evander Holyfield – before the boxer was forced to sell the largest single-family house in all of Georgia to the bank in 2012.

Holyfield couldn’t keep up with the debt or payments on the 54,000-square-foot mega-crib, which he was in the hole for $14 million. But Holyfield’s loss appears to be the gain of Ross, the Miami-bred rap king who was born William Leonard Roberts II and who’s now calling himself Ricky Rozay.

Confused? Well, don’t worry about it. The only thing that appears to matter is that Rick Ross definitely has the cash and the calling card to situate himself in such an outlandishly large estate.

The only question is whether after he takes possession (the site for the property’s listing agent, Jackie Campbell says the sale is pending) is whether Ross moves to change the name of the street.

Holyfield’s former mansion sits on 103 acres at 794 Evander Holyfield Way, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

The home is just beyond big, with 109 rooms, including 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms. The dining room can seat 100 guests and the backyard pool is said to be one of the largest private pools in the U.S., requiring 350,000 gallons of water to fill it to the brim.


Laura Vecsey is a freelance writer for Zillow Blog. Read more from her here.