Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth: NBA Career

Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth net worth is around $400 million. He is a retired American Basketball player, entrepreneur, and TV show host.

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O Neal

Shaq is an American Basketball player as well as a sports analyst in NBA. He also hosts TV shows and is involved in the music industry.

He had a pretty celebrated career in NBA with three consecutive championship wins.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Shaq O’Neal.

Full Name Shaquille O’Neal
Net Worth $400 Million
Birth Date March 6, 1972
Birth Place Newark, New Jersey, United States
Nick Name Shaq O’Neal
Religion Omnist
Nationality American
Ethnicity African- American
Education University of Phoenix (MBA)
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Lucille O’Neal
Mother’s Name Joy Toney
Siblings Jamal O’Neal, Ayesha O’Neal, Lateefah O’Neal
Age 49  Years Old
Height 7 ft. 1 in
Weight 325 lb. (147 kg)
Hair Style Bald
Eye Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Relationship Shaunie Nelson (2002-2009)

Laticia Rolle(2014-present)

Children 6
Name of Children Shareef O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Taahirah O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal
Profession American Basketball Player, Actor, Rapper, Film Producer, Television Producer, Entrepreneur
Jersey Number  32( Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat And Orlando Magic), 33(Cleveland Cavaliers, LSU Tigerman’s), 34(Los Angeles Lakers), and 36(Boston Celtics)
Salary $60 million
Active Since 1992
Endorsements Pepsi, Reebok, Burger King, Radio Shack, Taco Bell
Build Athletic
Teams  Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, LSU Tigerman, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics
Position Center
Merch Signed Basketball, Signed Jersey, Photo
Last Update December, 2021

Shaquille O’Neal Net worth and Earning

Shaq’s net worth is $400 million as of December, 2021.

As an NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal made over $292 million. This made him one of the most profitable players in league history.

In 1992 he was signed by Orlando Magic which made him the dominant in the league.

Similarly, in 1996 summer, he was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers to a seven-year contract for $120 million.

In the summer of 2005, he was signed by the Miami Heat, which paid him over $100 million during the course of 5 years.

Shaquille O'Neal LA Lakers
Shaq LA Lakers

Shaquille O’Neal was the one to finish his NBA career with the fourth highest-earning in NBA history, after Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Garnett.

Besides basketball, he started rapping along with the game.

Last March, it was announced that Shaq would be joining the Board of Directors at Papa John’s.

Auntie Anne’s and Krispy Kreme donuts are also other food companies that have been beneficiaries of Shaq’s investments.

Shaq has also made appearances in many movies and dramas. He has been the producer of many TV shows as well.

Net Worth of Shaquille O’Neal in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth in different currencies as of December, 2021

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 337,326,000
Pound Sterling £ 287,229,440
Australian Dollar A$ 539,447,200
Canadian Dollar C$ 501,564,000
Indian Rupee ₹ 29,676,220,000
BitCoin ฿ 10,603.31

Shaquille O’Neal: Cars and Houses


Shaq loves his customized cars collection. Due to his height, he had the roof sawn-off of his cars. He even extended his Ferrari and Lamborghini.

In 1983, Shaq bought the Cadillac Eldorado and cruised around his adopted hometown of Orlando.

After that, in 1998, Shaq bought Ferrari 355 F1 Spider and customized it for his own comfort.

Following that, in 2001, he got Chevrolet Express G1500 and customized it as well.

He customized Cadillac Escalade and modified it to include 26-inch wheels and elongated scissor-style doors in 2002.

He purchased Bentley Azure, Arnage, and Continental GT all at the same time just because the salesman told him if he can afford any of the Bentley in the showroom.

Shaquille O'Neal custom COnvertibl
Shaq’s Custom Convertible

After Bentley in 2006, he got a customized Mercedes S550 Convertible in pearl white with tan hide. So far, so ordinary.

In 2007, he got Lamborghini Gallardo and added 12 inches to the Gallardo’s wheelbase and extended the doors, roof, and side windows with the help of a specialist in jets.

Again in 2016, he got a customized Dodge Challenger R/T convertible. He also applied Hemi decals to the body to make it look like a classic Plymouth Barracuda.

Likewise, in 2017, Shaq got Polaris Slingshot which is a three-wheel open-air roadster.

He had it heavily customized to include four seats and an 18 speaker sound system.

This car was manufactured in Alabama. It has no roof and no doors, just a small windshield.

In 2018, Shaq got Vander hall Venice Roadster. He also got Vaydor in the same year.

Again in 2020, Shaq bought Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Recently in 2021, he got Nikola Badger, a hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid pick-up truck.


Shaquille O’Neal recently sold two properties in Windermere and Bell Canyon.

He sold the one in Florida for $16.5 million. And sold the other one in California for $1.85 million.

Shaq’s house is in Isle worth Golf and Country Club.

The four-time NBA champaign lives in a mega-mansion perfect for a man his size and persona. The house boasts 31,000 square feet of living space.

Shaquille O'Neal Florida Home
Shaq’s Florida Home

Overall the property spans over 6 acres of land in the exclusive Isleworth Golf and Country Club, Florida.

The house has not just a garage but a showroom for storing all his luxury cars.

The house additionally features twelve bedrooms, 95 feet long swimming pool, an indoor basketball court, and lake frontage.

However, the house is currently on sale for $19.5 million.

Shaquille O’Neal: Lifestyle


Shaquille O’Neal was born to Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney. (both of them were basketball players) His father got arrested for drug possession when he was still an infant.

His parental rights were relinquished to O’Neal’s stepfather Phillip A Harrison.

O’Neal considers himself to be the people’s person as he says that he is Muslim, he is Jewish, he is Buddhist, and he is everyone.

Shaquille was married to Shaunie Nelson in 2002. The couple has four children.

O’Neal had a daughter from his relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh before his marriage.

Shaq dated TV star, Nicole Hoopz Alexander, in the summer of 2010 and split in 2012.

Currently, he has been dating Laticia Rolle since 2014.

O’Neal currently lives in a house in Orlando, Florida, where he has an indoor basketball court.

Shaquille completed his graduation from Robert G. Cole High School.

O’Neal did business at Louisiana State University(LSU).

He earned the name of ‘College Player of the Year’ during his university years because of his basketball skills.

O’Neal left LSU in 1992 to pursue his basketball career, but he continued his education despite being a professional player.

Shaq did his master’s from the University of Phoenix.

O’Neal has accomplished a doctoral degree in education.


Shaquille O’Neal was found in prolonged conflict with Kobe Bryant.

Both of them played for Los Angeles Lakers from 1996-2004. Shaq and Kobe were able to win 3 Consecutive NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002).


Shaq does not go on vacations frequently but when he does he makes the most of it.

In 2019 Shaquille O’Neal was spotted on a yacht vacation in Spain.

Shaquille O’Neal on Spain Vacation with Family
Shaq on Spain Vacation with Family

Similarly, back in 2009, Shaq was spotted in Turks & Caicos with family.

Likewise, Shaq was also seen on a trip to a private island with his family.

Shaquille O’Neal: Charity

Philanthropically Shaq has collected millions of dollars for charity.

He has also volunteered as the national spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

He is also a member of the National Board of Directors for Communities in Schools.

In 2019, Shaquille established The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation.

The foundation has the mission to create pathways for underserved youth by providing resources and opportunities for children in need.

Shaquille O’Neal: Media and Investments

Shaquille explored his career in the rap and film industries in the early nineties.

Then he appeared in films like “Blue Chips’, “Kazamm,” “Gold Burger,” “Steel,” etc.

“Shaq Diesel” was his first rap album. He then was known as Diesel and continued to DJ by the same name.

Shaquille has also been featured in guest roles in different films as well as TV shows.

Since the 1990s, O’Neal was active in the stock market and real-estate with an interest in the business world.

O’Neal invested in various companies such as General Electric, Apple, Google, and PepsiCo.

Similarly, Shaq became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings in September 2013.

O’Neal purchased the Krispy Kreme located at 295 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta in late 2016. He is also the global spokesperson for the company.

His Joint venture as the Board of Directors in Papa Johns was announced on March 22, 2019.

Shaquille has endorsed many recognizable companies such as Pepsi, Reebok, etc.

Shaquille O’Neal: Career

Shaq played for six teams over his 19-year career in National Basketball Association and is a four-time NBA champion.

He played college basketball for LSU Tigers and then was drafted by the Orlando Magic.

He quickly became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the year in 1992-1993.

After four years with Magic, Shaq signed as a free agent with Los Angeles Lakers.

Lakers then won 3 consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

He was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004 amid tension between Kobe Bryant and Shaq.

Shaq was traded to Phoenix Suns midway through 2007-2008.

Shaquille O’Neal 2021
Shaq 2021

O’Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009-10.

O’Neal played for Boston Celtics in the 2010-11 season before retiring.

After playing for 19 years, on June 1, 22011, O’Neal announced his retirement through social media.

After 2 days of that, to officially announce his retirement, he held a press conference in his house in Orlando.

Besides his basketball career, Shaq has released four rap albums.

Shaq is also an electronic music producer and touring DJ known as Diesel.

Shaq has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq’s Big Challenge and Shaq vs.

He became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings in 2013 and is the general manager of Kings Guard Gaming of NBA 2K League.

 Individual Accolades

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award
  • NBA Rookie of the year
  • 15 All-star Game selections
  • 3 All-star game MVP Awards

Facts about Shaquille O’Neal

  • Interestingly, Shaq was already 6 feet 4 inches tall at age 10.
  • As Lakers teammates, Shaq and Kobe didn’t initially click on the court.
  • He destroyed so many backboards the NBA panicked and changed the rule book.
  • Shaq spent $1 million in a day buying cars and jewelry when he was signed with a trading card company in 1992. He was just 20 years old at the time.


Does Shaq really have a Ph.D.?

Yes, a former NBA star earned a doctorate in education in 2012.

Does Shaq have an investment in Google?

Surprisingly, Shaq invested while Google IPO’d at $75 in 2004. As of now, the share is $1,200.

What coffee company does Shaq own?

FORTO coffee maker. In 2019 Organic ready-to-drink coffee announced Shaq as a new co-owner for the company.

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