Shaquille O’Neal is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. He is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, playing for six teams in his 19 year long basketball career.
The basketball champ has been Olympic gold medalist in the year 1996 and has also been NBA champion in the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006.
After his retirement from the game, O’Neal became a sports analyst for the NBA.
O’Neal has a net worth of about $400 million as of 2018.
O’Neal has earned a lot of money from his basketball career. He started off with Orlando Magic, but in 1996, signed a delightful contract with Los Angeles Lakers. Over a span of seven years, O’Neal was paid a sum of $121 million and $88.5 million after a contract extension later in his career.
He has also released four rap albums and has been a part of a number of TV shows and movies. O’Neal has appeared in The Wash, Steel, Kazaam, and Blue Chips. In 2007, he had his own reality show called Shaq's Big Challenge.
After his retirement O’Neal started to work as a sports analyst because of his dynamic knowledge of the game and amazing personality.
O’Neal’s Luxuries and Investments
O’Neal owns many luxury cars some of them are Ferrari 355 Spider, Customized 2001 Chevrolet G1500, Dodge Challenger hellcat, Customized Sprinter Mercedes van, Ford Bronco II, Convertible Dodge Challenger, Mercedes Smart Car, Rolls Royce Phantom, Buick Lacrosse, Stretched Lamborghini Gallardo, Customized two-door Vaydor. He also owns a customized tour bus.
The basketball star recently purchased a shack at L.A.’s Bell Canyon priced 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 recently sold for $28 million.
Shaq has endorsement deals with about fifty companies. In fact there are not many Americans who haven't used a single product endorsed by him. A few of them are IcyHot, Buick and Monster headphones. O’Neal also has licensing deals with Macy's, Zales and AriZona Beverage Co.
AriZona launched Shaq Soda in June with huge success. has also released low priced Shaq/Dunkman lines of shoes, which have sold more than 100 million pairs worldwide.
O’Neal supports charitable causes, one of which is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He helped them to create technology centers in clubs all over the nation, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Apart from this Shaq has also helped Be The Match, Centre ValBio, Free The Children, Kids Wish Network and Phoenix House.
Sources of Wealth
Sports Analyst, Endorsements, Side businesses.
L.A.’s Bell Canyon
IcyHot, Buick and Monster headphones etc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Be The Match, Centre ValBio, Free The Children, Kids Wish Network and Phoenix House.