Shaquille O’Neal | Shaq Networth

Million Euros
million dollars
birth date March 06, 1972 (50 years old)
Born in Newark, NJ, USA
nationality USA
Profession ex basketball pro, actor, rapper
nickname Shaq
Children 6 (Shareef, Shaqir, Me’arah, Taahira, Amirah, Myles)
size 2.16 m
Weight 147kg

How rich is Shaquille O’Neal?

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the best and most famous basketball players in the world in the 1990s and 2000s. With his height of 2.16 meters and his weight of almost 150 kilograms, he was hard to miss on the pitch. Shaq won four NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat . Today he is a businessman and TV commentator. Shaquille O’Neal’s estimated net worth is $330 million .

How Shaquille O’Neal’s net worth is made up


When Shaquille O’Neal signed his first NBA contract with the Orlando Magic in 1992 as the number 1 draft pick, he was initially paid an annual salary of $3 million. This increased to 5.7 million US dollars by the 1995/1996 season. After joining the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 1996, he grossed $166,592,487 million over 9 seasons. From 2005 it was always $ 20 million salary. In addition, there are incomes as a rapper and actor as well as numerous sponsorship contracts. During and after his career, O’Neal did commercials for Burger King, Buick, Taco Bell, Pepsi, Oreos, and JC Penny, among others. He also earns money as an investor. Shaq is one of the richest basketball players of all time and ranks behind greats like Michael Jordan ,Magic Johnson or LeBron James .

The road to the NBA

Shaquille O’Neal started playing basketball as a teenager and quickly became an outstanding player. He led his high school team in San Antonio, Texas to the 1988 state championship. With 791 rebounds this season, he also set a record that is still unmatched in any youth league in the USA. He also showed his enormous talent at Louisiana State University, where he studied from 1989. However, he did not win a championship with the team. Instead, in 1992, he decided to drop out of his business studies and enter the NBA draft. There, O’Neal was picked first by the Orlando Magic.

Best freshman, best scorer


From the start, Shaquille O’Neal made an impact in the NBA. He became the first player ever to be voted “Player of the Week” in his first week. In his debut season in 1992/1993, he was named to the All-Star team and ultimately named the league’s best new player. The following season, he formed a close-knit duo with playmaker Penny Hardaway that led the Magic to the playoffs for the first time in club history. In the 1994/1995 season, O’Neal and Orlando even made it into the NBA Finals, but lost there to the Houston Rockets. After all, O’Neal became the best scorer in the league for the first time.

Gold medal and four NBA championships

In the summer of 1996, Shaquille O’Neal took part in the American national team at the Olympic Games and won the gold medal. During the tournament, it was revealed that O’Neal would be playing for the Los Angeles Lakers starting in the fall of 1996. With them he won his first NBA championship in the 1999/2000 season. He was also named the league’s top scorer and named the league’s best player in both the regular season and the finals. In the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 seasons, the Lakers defended their title, and O’Neal won the honors for MVP of the Finals series in each of them. From the fall of 2004, O’Neal played for the Miami Heat, winning his fourth championship with them in 2006. After four years in Miami, he went to the Phoenix Suns in 2008, a year later to the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended his career as a basketball player in 2011.

Shaquille O’Neal NBA Salaries

Shaq earned $286,344,668 in salaries throughout his NBA careerThese salaries make up the majority of the fortune, but lucrative advertising deals, as mentioned above, also brought in enormous amounts of money.

season team Salary
1992-93 Orlando Magic $3,000,000
1993-94 Orlando Magic $3,900,000
1994-95 Orlando Magic $4,800,000
1995-96 Orlando Magic $5,700,000
1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers $10,714,000
1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers $12,857,143
1998-99 Los Angeles Lakers $9,146,341
1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers $17,142,858
2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers $19,285,715
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers $21,428,572
2002-03 Los Angeles Lakers $23,571,429
2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers $24,749,999
2004-05 Los Angeles Lakers $27,696,430
2005-06 Miami Heat $20,000,000
2006-07 Miami Heat $20,000,000
2007-08 Phoenix Suns $20,000,000
2008-09 Phoenix Suns $21,000,000
2009-10 Cleveland Cavaliers $20,000,000
2010-11 Boston Celtics $1,352,181
total earnings $286,344,668

Jack of all trades next to the square

Shaquille O’Neal was already a rapper during his career. He released four studio albums between 1993 and 1998, one of which (1993’s Shaq Diesel) reached #25 on the US charts. O’Neal has also occasionally appeared as an actor since 1994. He was seen in the 1996 film Kazaam, 2006 in Scary Movie 4 and 2020 in Hubie Halloween. Since 2011, O’Neal has also been a basketball pundit.

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