Shaq has a net worth of $350 million. He was born Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. Shaq grew up with his mother and step-father, not knowing his biological father. He is a former basketball player and rapper. Currently he is employed by TNT as an analyst of basketball games. Shaq has been divorced once and has five kids, four with his ex-wife, and one from a previous girlfriend.
Shaq Net Worth - $350 Million
Birth Name - Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Date of birth - March 6, 1972
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Newark, New Jersey
Nationality - American
Height - 7' 1"
Profession - Basketball player
He has received his MBA from University of Phoenix, and Ed.D. at Barry University, and his Bachelor's from Louisiana State University, with whom he played college basketball on their team for three years from 1989-1992, when he left early to play in the National Basketball Association.
The bulk of his estate comes from playing basketball as well as endorsements and sponsorships. He played basketball in the NBA for nineteen years from 1992-2011 for six different teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Boston Celtics. He made almost $300 million in player salary during his career. O'Neal won four championships, and three straight Finals MVPs in his career, including a three-peat with the Lakers from 2000-2002, and he won his fourth as a member of the Miami Heat in 2006, the franchise's first title in their history. Shaq also made two other appearances in the NBA Finals, but the Lakers and Magic, the teams he was with at the time, did not end up winning those.
As a member of team USA, O'Neal has won two gold medals, one in 1994 and the other in 1996. Shaq was a fifteen time All-Star, a three time All-Star game MVP, rookie of the year in 1993, and a two time scoring champion. His number 34 was retired by the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he spent eight successful years of his career with. He is one of three players to win an NBA MVP, Finals MVP, and All-Star game MVP in the same year (2000); the other players to do this are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan (1996, 1998). In his two years at a high school in Texas, he led the basketball team to a 68-1 record where they won the state championship his senior year. His 791 rebounds that he racked up with them remain a single season state record.
His first rap album, "Shaq Diesel" went platinum. He has released three other rap albums: "You Can't Stop the Reign", "Shaq Fu: Da Return", and "Respect"; all four albums were released in the 1990s.
O'Neal also promotes companies' products in television commercials. Some of the companies include IcyHot, Pepsi, Gold Bond, and Nestle Crunch. He is also an investor in stocks and he works as a real estate entrepreneur. He owns a small share of the Sacramento Kings.
He spent his first million dollars a half hour after receiving it, but has able to become smarter with his money after some urging from his accountant who was looking out for Shaq's best interest. It was a good thing that he listened.