American former professional basketball player Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, also known as “Shaq,” is a sports analyst on the television show Inside the NBA. Over the course of his 19-year NBA (National Basketball Association) career, he played for six different clubs, winning four NBA championships.
Shaquille O’Neal Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $400 M|
|Full Name Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal|
|Birth Date March 6, 1972|
|Age 50 years|
|Birthplace Newark, New Jersey|
|Profession Basketball Player , Entrepreneur, Host|
|Wife Laticia Rolle|
Shaquille Early Life
Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney welcomed their son Shaquille O’Neal into this world on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey but his father left shortly after Shaq was born soon after he was released from prison for drug charges, and his parents never wed.
O’Neal mother wed Phillip Harrison, a sergeant in the prestigious American Army, when he just a two years old baby and the family relocated from Newark to Texas and then in Germany. O’Neal during his senior year led the Robert G. Cole squad in San-Antonio to the state title. He then continued his education at Louisiana State University, from where he received two SEC Player of the Year awards and two All-American.
O’Neal was initially selected overall by the franchise Orlando Magic in 1992 and he won the Rookie of the Year award and was selected as an All Star starter, feats last done by Michael Jordan, a year later. Shaq assisted the Magic in reaching their first play-off round in his second season. They reached the championship game the next year but fell to the Houston Rockets.
As tensions increased between O’Neal’s coach, his teammates, and the local Orlando media during the Olympics, he proclaimed his intention to join the Los Angeles Lakers. O’Neal was given a seven-year, $121 million contract by the Lakers. Although his first few seasons with the Lakers were promising, they were unsuccessful in winning a title. In 1990, Shaquille and the Lakers won the NBA championship, and they went on to repeat as champions the next two years. In 2004, O’Neal was dealt to the Miami Heat and the following year, Shaq agreed to a $100 million, five-year deal with the team.
In December 2002, Shaquille Johnson wed Shaunie Nelson. Shaunie filed for divorce in November 2009 despite the couple’s decision to back out of their divorce. O’Neal dated Nicole Alexander, a reality TV actress, from 2010 to 2012 and Shaq has been dating the model Laticia Rolle since 2014.
Shaquille Net Worth
Shaquille O’Neal has a $400 million net worth as of the time of this writing (2022). Shaq made a total amount of almost 292 million dollarss in compensation during his NBA career. During that same time, O’Neal received far over $200 million in endorsement payments. Even though Shaq or Shaquille O’Neal has been retired for a while from basketball, he still makes the amount of $60 million per year through endorsements and many other ventures.
Shaquille Height and Weight
|Eye Color Black|
|Hair Color Bald|