How much is Shaquille O’Neal’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth in 2023||$400 million|
|Source of Income||Sports (basketball player)|
|Full Name||Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal|
|Nick Name||Superman, Shaq, Diesel, Shaq Fu|
|Birth Place||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Birthday||March 06, 1972|
|Age||50 years old (as of 2023)|
|Occupation||Retired professional basketball player, Analyst, Entrepreneur|
|Education||University of Phoenix|
|Girlfriend||Karrine Steffans (2004-2005), Dominica Westling (2007-2010), Laticia Rolle (2014-Present)|
|Spouse/Ex-Wife||Shaunie O’Neal (m. 2002–2011)|
|Info Updated||September 2023|
Who is Shaquille O’Neal? How Rich is he?
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal is a 50 years old American former professional basketball player, Rapper, and television presenter. As of 2023, Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth and career earnings are valued at $400 million.
Presently, O’Neal is working as the sports analyst on the show ‘Inside the NBA’.
Shaq has an appealing demeanor; he is 7 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighs around 150 kg. He is one of the huge and heaviest NBA players ever.
O’Neal is regarded as one of the greatest centers in NBA history.
He has played in NBA for 19 long years and is a 4 times NBA champion. He retired from basketball in the year 2011 at the age of 39 years.
In his career, O’Neal has scored 28, 596 points, 13099 rebounds, and 2,732 blocks.
He has represented 6 teams in his career started with,
- Orlando Magic (1992-1996)
- Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2004)
- Miami Heat (2004-2008)
- Phoenix Suns (2007-2009)
- Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-2010)
- Boston Celtics (2010-2011)
O’Neal is a magnificent player and has won many prestigious awards in his career.
He was inducted into the “Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame” in 2016 and was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.
He has also been honored with awards such as the FIBA World Championship MVP (1994), USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1994), and NBA Most Valuable Player (2000).
Besides basketball, Shaquille is also a rapper. He has released 4 rap albums over the years. He is a touring DJ with name “DIESEL”.
Shaq is also the minority owner of the NBA team “Sacramento Kings”. He also hosts his Podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq”.
Let us now move further and discuss more aspects of Shaquille O’Neal’s life, like his initial life, education, college career, professional career, Income and salary, Marriage, and kids.
Early life – Age, Birthday
Shaquille O’Neal was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. As of May 2023, Shaquille O’Neal’s age is 50 years old.
Shaq’s biological parents are Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney. Shaq’s father was imprisoned for drug possession. He gave his parental rights to O’Neal’s stepfather, Phillip A Harrison, who was a sergeant in the Army.
Speaking of his education, O’Neal has attended Robert G. Cole High School in San Antonio Texas.
After completing graduation, O’Neal enrolled himself at “Louisiana State University”. He got inclined toward basketball and became the 2 times’ “College Player of the year”.
O’Neal left the college in 1992 to pursue his professional career in NBA. Shaq later completed his degree in business in 2000 from LSU only.
How much is Shaquille O’Neal Net worth and Salary?
As of Jan 2023, Shaquille O’Neal has a net worth of 400 million dollars.
Shaquille got retired in 2011, but still, after 10 years he manages to earn $60 million every year with his business prospects, singing, endorsements, and television appearances.
In his 19 years long NBA Career, O’Neal earned $292 million nearly as a salary from NBA.
He has done endorsements for big brands such as Pepsi, Reebok, etc. He has earned around $200 million while playing in the NBA.
Shaquille O’Neal owns residential property worth 2.5 million in a LA suburb called Bell Canyon.
He also owned a custom-built mansion consisting of 12 bedrooms spread over 35,000 square feet area. Shaq purchased the land for his home back in 1993 for $4 million and sold the home for $16.5 million in Jan 2021.
Now let us, deep-dive, into the career growth of Shaquille O’Neal, his debut, success, and more
How did Shaquille O’Neal’s Net Worth Rise so High?
Shaquille was first picked in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic team.
He managed to earn the honor of ‘Player of the Week’ within a week of his play.
During his first season, O’Neal earned an average of 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, along with 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game.
O Neal was named the ‘1993 NBA Rookie of the Year.
1996 Atlanta Olympics:
In the year 1996, Shaquille was selected for the Olympics and also won the gold medal.
Los Angeles Lakers:
Shaquille was named as the most valuable player of the NBA. O’Neal again signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers of $88.5 million for 3 years. He helped the team emerge as the winner of three consecutive world championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
In the year 2005, O’Neal was traded to Miami Heat. In the year 2006, Miami won the world championship under Shaq’s. It was Shaq’s fourth championship win.
In the year 2008, O’Neal started playing for Phoenix Suns. He didn’t play well that year and the team suffered losses.
Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics:
From 2009 to 2011, O’Neal played for two different teams. He also became the oldest NBA player in the history of the sport.
On June 1, 2011, O’Neal officially announced his retirement and held a press conference at his home in Orlando.
Rings of Shaquille O’ Neal:
Shaq has four rings, which means he has won four times World championships in basketball. In the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 for Los Angeles Lakers and the fourth time for Miami heat in 2006.
Apart from basketball, O’Neal had a kink for music for years. His first studio album “Shaw Diesel” was released in 1993. It was a huge success.
The album reached the number 25 spot on the Billboard 200 and eventually reached platinum status the next year.
The next album of O’Neal went on the floor in 1994, titled Shaq Fu: D Return A moderate success, it stood at #67 on the billboard 200.
Shaq’s next albums were titled ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ and ‘respect’ secured the spots of #82 and #58 on Billboard 200.
Over the years, O Neal has also acted in several movies such as ‘Steel’ (1997),’ The Wash’ (2001), ‘The House Bunny’ (2008), ‘Grown Ups 2’, (2013), and ‘Blended’ (2014)
Reebok Shaq Shoe Line:
The Reebok Shaq line came out in 1992 with “The Shaq Attaq 1”. It became the most popular Shaq sneaker, featuring Reebok’s Pump technology.
Moreover, Reebok also released the “Shaqnosis” under the Shaq line.
Shaquille O’Neal‘s Height, Weight, and Physical Stats
Do you want to know the physical appearance, height, and weight of Shaquille O’Neal? Have a look below:
How tall is he?
|Height||7 ft 1 in or 216 cm|
|Weight||149 kg or 328.5 pounds|
|Shoe Size||22 (US)|
Shaquille O’Neal Wife/Partner and Girlfriend:
Shaquille O’Neal has been married once and divorced too.
Let us learn about his past wife and current relationship:
Shaquille married Nelson on Dec 26, 2002. They split up in 2011 as Nelson filed the divorce stating the reason for irreconcilable differences.
They share four children, namely Sharif, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah. O’Neal is also a stepfather to Nelson’s son ‘Myles’ from his prior relationship.
Nelson now works as an Entrepreneur and television personality.
Past relation with Arnetta Yardbourgh:
Arnetta and Shaquille dated each other in past. They were in a relationship from the years 1992 to 1996.
The duo shares a daughter named ‘Taahirah O’Neal’ (born 1996).
The iconic star of Basketball is now in a relationship with his girlfriend, model Laticia Rolle. She is from Gardner Massachusetts.
They are said to be together since 2014 and still going strong.
Shaquille O’Neal Children:
Shaquille O’Neal is the father of five children. He has three daughters and two sons.
Let us learn about them:
She is the eldest child of Shaquille O’Neal and Arnetta Yardbourgh. Tahirah O’Neal was born on July 19, 1996. She is a businesswoman and presently works as a Communications Analyst at PepsiCo.
He was born on Jan 11, 2000, and is 21 years old. He is a college basketball player for the LSU Tigers.
She was born on Nov 13, 2001. She is 19 years old and plays basketball at Texas Southern University.
Shaqir O’Neal was born on April 13, 2003. He will be playing college basketball at Texas Southern next season. He will be part of Johnny Jones Tigers.
She was born on May 1, 2006. She is the youngest child of Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson. Me’arah O’Neal is studying at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.
Shaquille O’Neal’s Social Media Profiles
Shaquille O’Neal is active in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
He has more than 9.2 million followers on his Facebook account, around 15.9 million followers on Twitter, and he has about 28.4 million followers on his Instagram account as of 21 Jan 2023.
Shaquille O’Neal is a great sportsman. He is still a star.
O’Neal has made his career a history to remember, his records and playing techniques are a learning source for Basketball aspirants.
Not only basketball, but O’Neal also has a lot to offer to his fans.
His rap songs are always a huge hit and give an adrenalin rush to rap lovers.
Shaquille O’Neal is reportedly 7 feet 1 inch (216 cm) tall.
According to Forbes and data available on the internet, Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth is estimated at USD $400 million.
Born on March 06, 1972, Shaquille O’Neal is 50 years old as of Jan 2023.
Shaquille O’Neal is 7 feet 1 inch tall so he wears 22 (US) size number shoes.
He weighs around 145 – 149 Kg (319 -328.5 lbs).
He was raised with his two sisters Ayesha O’Neal and Lateefah O’Neal. His sister Ayesha O’Neal died on 24 October 2019.