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Saudi Arabian Prince’s $400,000,000 Private Jet Sweeps Millionaire Shaquille O’Neal, Who Himself Flies in Elite Rides, Off His Feet

Published 05/28/2023, 2:42 PM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal‘s prosperous NBA career helped him amass a sizeable portion of his riches. During his playing career, he made an astounding $292 million from his NBA contracts and an estimated $200 million from endorsements. Shaq’s riches today go beyond his basketball salary. He also lives an expensive lifestyle, including traveling in private jets, displaying his affluent way of life. But how often do you see a stumped Shaq? Here is one such instance.

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Big Diesel himself has been left stunned by the Saudi Arabian Prince’s $400,000,000 private jet. Shaq was so mesmerized by the sheer luxury of the aircraft that he could not resist himself from sharing the whereabouts on his social media.

Shaquille O’Neal left in awe of the Saudi Arabian Prince’s jet


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Even though he doesn’t own a jet, Shaquille O’Neal definitely knows when to appreciate a good one when he sees it. That was the case with the Boeing 747, owned by the Saudi Arabian Prince, Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud. It is one of the most exceptional private aircraft ever produced. Also, the most expensive one. The Prince customized the interior of the jet to suit his needs. While the original model of the jet accommodates 400 seats, the Prince customized reduced the number to better suit the royal family’s needs.

As a result, the aircraft’s base price of roughly $150 million catapulted by an extra $300 million, bringing the total cost to almost $450 million. This beauty was bound to sweep many off their feet, including Shaquille O’Neal, who often flies in elite rides himself.


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Shaquille O’Neal shared a post of the airplane in his story. The post explained all the unique customizations made to the plane. Post customization, the plane amounts to $400 million. That is the same as Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth in 2023!

With the massive wealth that Shaq has enamored over the years, buying a private jet is no Herculean task for him. He has even gifted a private jet to his ex-wife Shaunie with her face on it. However, for the millionaire worth $400 Million, he finds it better to fly in a hired jet. And Challenger 300 lies at the top of his list of preferred jets.

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Despite the fact that Shaq doesn’t own a private jet of his own, he often travels on private jets. The legendary Challenger 300 is one of his favorite aircraft to glide through the skies in. This opulent jet, which costs roughly $26 million, can accommodate 8 to 9 passengers and has a crew of 2.

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Shaq can travel with speed and efficiency owing to the Challenger 300’s top speed of 550 miles per hour. Furthermore, with a range of almost 7 hours between refueling, this aircraft offers plenty of versatility for long trips.


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The Challenger 300 provides Shaq and those fortunate enough to fly with him a first-class travel experience. Have you ever flown in a private jet before? Let us know in the comments below.



Ranjitha Ramesh

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Ranjitha Ramesh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Ranjitha has a strong foundation in reporting and writing. Her passion for basketball, particularly the Lakers and LeBron James, fuels her desire to delve into the lifestyle and off-court activities of NBA stars.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty