Shaquille O’Neal Once Revealed a Bizarre Fact About His 76,000 Square Foot Property in Florida: “The Kitchen Because I Like to Eat. And the Bedroom Because I Like to Sleep. That’s It.”

Published 12/25/2021, 10:30 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Former professional basketball player/author Shaquille O’Neal speaks on stage during LIVE from the NYPL: Shaquille O’Neal held at the New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwartzman Building on October 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)


Shaquille O’Neal has an incredible portfolio of personal and business investments. Therefore, he is more than just an NBA legend, he’s a business tycoon. But in his personal investments, he knows how to spend big. Even though he lives his life like a minimalist, he certainly invests all his money into safe long-term investments. From Google to real estate, Shaquille’s financial portfolio is incredibly secure and profitable. But what about his own house humble abode?

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On the Ellen DeGeneres Show a few years ago, he spoke about his own house in Florida. He has an incredible 76,000 square foot property in Orlando, which is the city that drafted him into the NBA.

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So since 1996, Shaquille O’Neal has been a real estate owner of this incredible property in Orlando. He revealed a hilarious and bizarre fact about the house in which he currently lives.

Lakers’ legend O’Neal reveals a bizarre fact about his lifestyle

First while talking about the history of this property, Shaq said, “I bought it when it was 25,000 square feet, then I had a ten-bedroom guesthouse built. Then I had four full basketball courts built.” One would imagine that he lives an incredibly active lifestyle if he has such a magnificent house.

AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 14: American Express Brings Together Rapper Travis Scott and Sports Legend Shaquille O’Neal at Austin City Limits Festival on October 14, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for American Express)

However, when Ellen asked him how many rooms he uses in this enormous property, he said, “Only two rooms. The kitchen because I like to eat. And the bedroom, because I like to sleep. That’s it.” Even Ellen could not believe it and she reconfirmed; he further added, “No, never go to the theater, never go to the gym.”

Shaquille O’Neal has a humble side

The money came with all the hard work that Shaq put in into his career. So, even after all those riches in his lifestyle, he lives like a humble man in some ways.

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Moreover, he also has a philanthropic side that contributes back to society. Since his fans had a huge part in making him who he is today. He is even donating the proceeds of his NFT collection to charity.

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Shaq might have a lavish side to his lifestyle, but he surely is still attached to his humble roots. Do you disagree with that? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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