Shaquille O'Neal Biography

( 1972 - )
February 7, 2020
First published on:December 26, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Shaquille O'Neal

Date of Birth: 1972, March 6
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 7 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Name Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Birth Place Newark, New Jersey
Famous Name Shaquille O'Neal
Father Phillip A. Harrison
Mother Lucille O'Neal
Net Worth $400 million
Salary $60 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Currently Married Yes
Married to Shaunie O'Neal (m. 2002–2011)
Divorce Yes
Children 5

The most dominant player in NBA and a grand entertainer Shaquille O’ Neal has helped his teams to win NBA Championships and Olympic Gold. Following his retirement, he started serving as an NBA analyst and works on the television program Inside NBA. Basketball star Shaquille O’ Neal has played for Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He spent the majority of his career with Orlando Magic. He is an expert in scoring, blocking, rebounding, and shooting during the course of play. He played as a central player for his team. Athlete, musician, and actor.

Married to Shaunie O’Neal, Shaq has earned a huge amount from his basketball career and maintained the net worth of $400 million in 2019. Here we have all the details about him.

Shaquille O'Neal Net worth, Salary, House, and Cars 

Shaquille O’ Neal is one of the wealthiest persons in the sports world with an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2019. He is popular for his witty and humorous comments in the media. His total earnings in 2017 were estimated to be around $20 million.

Shaquille O’ Neal is a successful entrepreneur and investor. He invested in companies like General Electric, Apple, and PepsiCo. He also invested in the real estate business.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Though he has been retired for many years, he still earns around $60 million per annum from endorsements and various business endeavors. Further, it was announced that he would join the Board of Directors of Papa Johns, on March 22, 2019. With the business, he will earn $8.25 million in salary and stock over three years.

Also, he is investing $840,000 of his own money to buy 30% of a 9-unit franchise of Papa Johns in Atlanta.

Cars and Houses Shaquille O'Neal Owns

O’Neal has a list of splurging cars some of them are Rolls Royce Phantom, Customized 2001 Chevrolet G1500, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Ford Bronco II, Customized Sprinter Mercedes van, Convertible Dodge Challenger, Mercedes Smart Car,  Ferrari 355 Spider, Buick Lacrosse, Stretched Lamborghini Gallardo, Customized two-door Vaydor. Not to mention his customized tour bus.

Shaquille O'Neal sold his $28 million Florida mansion SOURCE: CNBC.com

Additionally, he owns a shack at L.A.’s Bell Canyon valued at $1.815 million. The place has 5,217 square feet of space with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. He also had a lavish mansion in Florida which he sold for $28 million.

Shaquille O'Neal Personal Life: Wife, Children, and Affairs

Baptist mother and a Muslim stepfather raised Shaquille O’ Neal. On Dec 26, 2002, he married former Shaunie Nelson. They together have four children Shareef O'Neal, Amirah O'Neal, Shaqir O'Neal and Me’arah O'Neal. They legally separated in 2010. Also, he has a daughter named Taahirah O'Neal from his relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh

Shaquille O'Neal with his ex-wife and children SOURCE: magic107.iheart.com

In Summer 2010, Shaquille O’ Neal started dating TV Star “Nicole’. The couple resided at O’ Neal’s house in Sudbury for a couple of years and their relations came to an end in 2012.

Besides, he has several other relationships in the past. He has also dated  Nicole Alexander, Karrine Steffans, Laura Govan in the past.

Shaq is currently dating Laticia Rolle since 2014. Laticia is a former basketball player and the founder of a lifestyle blog.

Shaquille O'Neal & Laticia Rolle SOURCE: E! Online

Shaquille O’ Neal established himself as both musician and actor. In 1990, he made his appearance on FuSchnickens’ Top 40 single What’s UP Doc. In 1993, his solo album released named, Shaq Diesel. His third album was named “You Can’t Stop the Reign released under his own hollow, named The World is Mine.

Shaquille O’ Neal also made his appearance in television commercials that includes Pepsi, Reebok, Woody Woodpecker, Gold Bond, Bonanza, and The General insurance. 

Shaquille O'Neal Early Life

Shaquille O' Neal was born on March 6, 1972. His place of birth was Newark, New Jersey. He is American. His ethnicity is black. His birth sign is Pisces. He has a height of 7 feet and 1 inch. His weight is around 156 kg.

During his childhood, he was imprisoned for drug possession. After graduating from high school, he attended Louisiana State University and studied business there. He played basketball at Louisiana and named College Player of the Year in 1991. He left college in 1992, to pursue a career in NBA.

Shaquille O'Neal Career

Shaquille O’ Neal started his career with Orlando Magic. He was named Player of the Week in his first week in NBA. In 1996, he became an important player of the United States Olympic basketball team and later became the part of the gold medal-winning at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

In 1996, he agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history as he signed seven years contract of $120 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. Later on, he played with Miami Heat from 2004-2008. He then moved to Phoenix Suns where he played for one season. 

Shaquille O’ Neal was then drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2009-2010 season and joined Boston Celtics for the 2010-2011 season. On June 1, 2011, he announced his retirement via Twitter.


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