Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal 2022: Bio, Net Worth, and Endorsements

Shaquille O’Neal is a former NBA player, born on March 6, 1972, in New Jersey. He was the first pick of the 1992 NBA draft, chosen for Orlando Magic on the back of his impressive performances at the Louisiana State University. In his time at Louisiana State, Shaquille O’Neal was a two-time All American, two-time SEC Player of the Year, and the NCAA men’s basketball player of the year in 1991.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O'Neal attends 2019 World Lightweight & World Light Heavy Weight Championships at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

He is among the tallest and heaviest players to feature in the league. “Shaq” played for 6 teams over his 19-year career.


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He spent four years at Orlando and took the team to the 1995 NBA Finals. A year later, he took his talents west to the Los Angeles Lakers. His free agency coincided with the Lakers acquiring Kobe Bryant in a trade. The duo had a three-peat in 2000-2002.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 12: Kobe Bryant, Lindsey Hunter and Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate following Game Four of the NBA Finals against the New Jersey Nets on June 12, 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Two years later, in 2004, Shaquille O'Neal returned to Florida. He turned out for the Miami Heat, where he claimed a fourth NBA Championship in 2006. Shaquille O'Neal played for the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics in the next 5 years before retiring in 2011.

A year after his retirement, O’Neal received a Ph.D. degree from Barry University.

Shaq married American television personality Shaunie in 2002 and later got divorced in 2011. O’Neal has six kids- Shareef O'Neal, Myles B. O'Neal, Amirah O'Neal, Me'arah O'Neal, Shaqir O’Neal and Taahirah O'Neal.


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Major achievements

4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006)

3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)

NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)

15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)

3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)

8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)

2× All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)

4× All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, 1997, 2009)

3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2000, 2001, 2003)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)

2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)

Shaquille O'Neal endorsements

Shaquille O'Neal associated with many brands over his career and even after retirement. During his playing days, he created 2 pairs of signature sneakers in 1992 and 1995. In 2011, he signed up with Oreo. He teamed up with Arizona beverages to create a low-calorie soda called “Shaq-soda.”

Furthermore, Shaq has endorsed other brands too, namely: Aventis' Icy Hot pain-relief patch, VitaminWater, Burger King, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, Comcast, Radio Shack, and Taco Bell. O'Neal has also made investments in Auntie Anne's, Krispy Kreme, and even owns a part of the Sacramento Kings. He is an avid businessman, and his Shaq brand is very successful.

Shaquille O’Neal  net worth 2021

Shaquille O'Neal has transformed into a multi-millionaire due to the smart investments he made after his playing career. He used the riches from his NBA money and pumped it into different ventures.

Celebrity Net Worth informs that Shaquille O'Neal's current net worth is a whopping $400 million. Out of this, the 'Big Diesel' earned $286,344,668 from NBA contracts.

Shaquille O’Neal charity

The charities that Shaquille O’Neal supports include Be The Match, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Centre ValBio, Free The Children, Kids Wish Network, PeyBack Foundation, Phoenix House.

He contributed $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of America to create technology centers in Clubs nationwide, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation. Even during Thanksgiving in late 2021, he made some charitable contributions.


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Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-wifeShaunie O’Neal (m. 2002-2011)
KidsShareef, Myles B., Amirah, Me'arah, Shaqir, Taahirah.
Teams playedLos Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics
Listed height7’ 1” (2.16 m)
Listed weight147 kg
Wingspan2.31 m
EndorsementsSoda Shaq, Vitamin Water, Oreo, Reebok, Papa Johns, Macy's, Epson.