What is Shaquille O’Neal’s Net Worth?
Shaquille O’Neal has a net worth of approximately $400 million as of July 2022. This makes him one of the most successful athletes in the world.
Shaquille O’Neal, also known as Shaq, is a former professional basketball player and is currently working as a sports analyst.
Shaq was a 19-year-old NBA player who played for six teams. He is still considered to be one of the most important NBA players. O’Neal also has four rap albums and has appeared in many films and TV shows.
Shaquille O’Neal was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. O’Neal’s biological father was a drug addict and was sentenced to prison for drug possession while O’Neal was a baby. His father gave up his parental rights and O’Neal became his stepfather.
O’Neal found that he liked going to the Boys and Girls Club in Newark, as it was a safe place. Although he didn’t play in a team, he did enjoy shooting hoops. His step-father, however, was in the army and the family was soon sent on to bases in Texas as well as Germany.
O’Neil was a high school coach who led his team to a 68-1 record in two years. He also won a state championship his senior year. He played for Louisiana State University after high school, becoming a two-time All American, two-time SEC Player Of The Year, and many other recognitions.
O’Neal was the Orlando Magic’s first overall pick in 1992’s NBA draft. He was also mentored by Magic Johnson before moving to Orlando.
O’Neal became the first player to be selected Player of the Week in his first week with the NBA. He was with the Magic from the 1995 season until he was released and became an unrestricted agent for the next season.
In 1996, he was selected for the US Olympic Basketball team. They won the gold medal. After the Olympics, he signed a seven-year contract with the LA Lakers. O’Neil worked hard to improve his stats. He also led his team to championships.
O’Neal sustained many injuries during his career. But his most serious injury was degenerative arthritis in his right toe. O’Neal underwent surgery in 2002. He was out of action for 12 games during the 2002-2003 seasons. The Lakers finished fifth in the seeding and didn’t make it to the finals in 2003.
O’Neal’s final seasons saw him alternate between teams. Between 2004 and 2008 O’Neal was with the Miami Heat. There he had more career highs but also suffered a few injuries.
For a season, he was moved to the Phoenix Suns in 2008. He was a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2009-2010, while he played for the Boston Celtics from 2010-2011, which he later retired from.
These are some of the top highlights from Shaq’s career.
- NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
- NBA finals MVP (2000, 2001, 2002)
- 15 Time NBA All-Star
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
- Olympic Gold Medalist (1996)
Favorite Quotes From Shaquille O’Neal
This is a hard game. You have to accept that you may be hurt sometimes, but you also need to learn to manage the pain.
I don’t believe money has changed me. People assume you’ve become a better person because you now have money.
God is just saying that 40% of my shots at the foul line are God’s way of saying that nobody is perfect.