About Shaquille O’Neal
It has been announced that the overall amount of Shaquille O’Neal net worth is as high as 350 million dollars. In addition to his net worth, it is also known that his annual salary is as much as 20 million dollars. Therefore, such sum of money has also added up to the total size of Shaquille O’Neal net worth.
Shaquille O’Neal has become a popular basketball player, although today he is retired from this career. However, he has established his name as one of the most commercially and financially successful basketball players. After his career in basketball, Shaquille O’Neal has also become an entrepreneur and TV show host, and these sources have also been important when it comes to increasing the overall size of Shaquille O’Neal net worth.
The basketball player was born in New Jersey in 1972. His parents are Joe Toney and Lucille O’Neal. His parents, however, were not married and his father abandoned the family soon after Shaquille O’Neal was born. When he was 2 years old, his mother married Phillip Harrison, who was serving in the US Army. When he was studying in high school, Shaquille O’Neal was also interested into basketball and became noticed for his talent. When he was a senior student, he led his team to the state championships.
Later, he was studying at Louisiana State University, where Shaquille O’Neal was also playing basketball. While studying there, he was named the SEC player of the year two times and All-American player two times, as well. In 1991, Shaquille O’Neal became a winner of the Adolph Rupp’s Trophy for the NCAA men’s basketball player of the year. Thus, he has achieved a lot of recognition, too.
In 1992 Shaquille O’Neal was chosen by the Orlando Magic as the team’s first overall pick. In 1993 Shaquille O’Neal was titled as the Rookie of the Year. Also he was titled as the All Star-starter, and he became the second player to get this title, after Michael Jordan. When he was playing in his second season, Shaquille O’Neal was the one who took the Orlando Magic to their first play-off games. One year after, the team went to the finals, but they lost it playing against the Houston Rockets. In addition to his career in basketball, which has added up to the total size of Shaquille O’Neal net worth, he also tried his skills in rapping and appearing in films, such as “Kazamm” and “Blue Chips”.