Shaquille O’Neal Heaps Big Praise on “Good Looking Brother” Jeff Bezos: ”What Amazon Is Today Is Exactly What He Said It Would Be”

Published 01/02/2022, 11:30 AM EST
Shaquille O’Neal speaks during Pepsi Stronger Together and CTG Foundation Atlanta Law Enforcement on in McDonough, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Pepsi Stronger Together)


Shaquille O’Neal has established himself as one of the most famous men on the planet. Apart from his successful NBA career, his business ventures and online presence have ensured he never stays out of the limelight.

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When talking on a podcast with Gary Vee, Shaq talked about entrepreneurship and business. He also talked about Jeff Bezos and heaped praises on the billionaire.

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Shaquille O’Neal talks about Jeff Bezos

When someone talks about entrepreneurship and business, Jeff Bezos is a name that needs to be mentioned. With a net worth of around $195.9 billion, Bezos is the second wealthiest person in the world behind Elon Musk.

Shaq was all praises for the Amazon founder in a podcast with Gary Vee. Shaquille O’Neal said, “I go to Vegas a lot. I saw a ‘Good Looking Brother’ one day by the name of Jeff Bezos. He is talking about Amazon, what Amazon is today, exactly what he said it would be. The last thing he said was,” I have invested all my time into Amazon because it’s going to change people’s lives.”

CANNES, FRANCE – JUNE 20: Shaquille O’Neal speaks onstage during the Turner session at the Cannes Lions Festival 2018 on June 20, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Cannes Lions)

Shaquille O’Neal goes on to talk about his recent NFT venture in the podcast. The NFT goes by the name of ‘Shaq Gives Back’ and had raised a whopping $1 million in just 35 minutes. All the proceeds from the NFT will be going to underprivileged kids.

How Jeff Bezos helped Shaq be better at finance

What is that one thing which is common in successful people? It is the drive to excel in all fields. Shaquille O’Neal is no different. Apart from having a succesful career in basketball, Shaq is a very successful businessperson as well.

Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Shaq mentioned how a piece of advice from Jeff Bezos helped him ‘quadruple’ his net worth.

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Shaq mentions during the interview, “I heard Jeff Bezos say one time that he makes his investments based on if it’s going to change people’s lives; and once I started doing that strategy, I think I probably quadrupled what I’m worth.

Shaquille O’Neal has a whopping net worth of around  $400 million and he earned around $292 million in salaries alone. His current contract with media network TNT and other business ventures earns him around $60 million yearly. He joined the board of directors of Papa John’s, which earns him around $8 million yearly.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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