- Full Name: Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal
- Born: 03/06/1972
- Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey
- Occupation: Professional basketball player,
analyst, actor and former rap star
- Marital Status: Single with 4 children
Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth History
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the greatest NBA players in history. O’Neal played as a center during his professional career. While he played in the NBA he broke numerous records and helped teams to win playoff titles and even has 4 Championship games during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. O’Neal also acts from time to time, does commercials and had a musical career as a rap artist during the 90s. He is one of the most popular are recognizable people in the world of sports and entertainment. Not only does his accomplishments stand out, do does his height and stature. O’Neal stands a little over 7-feet tall and he weighs 325 pounds. Here is a close look at Shaquille O’Neal and his net worth history.
Shaquille’s wealth primarily came from his successful basketball career. Starting in 1992 up until the time that he retired in 2011 he made a total of $292 million dollars. When O’Neal first played with the Orlando Magic in 1992 he signed for $3 million dollars. Then from 1992 to 1996 his salary had increased every year up until he reached the $5.7 million dollar mark. He then left Orlando and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers. When he signed with the Lakers in 1996 he made $10.7 million dollars. By the time that he left the Lakers in 2004 he hit the $24 million dollar marker.
Even though $24 million is a lot money it still was not his highest paid salary to date. When O’Neal joined the Miami Heat in 2005 he signed a $101 million dollar deal that was to be paid out over a period of 5 years. By this time O’Neal’s net worth as a basketball player was off the charts. O’Neal was traded from Miami to the Phoenix Suns in 2007 and stayed until 2009. He made $40 million with the Suns. He then went to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009 and made $20,000 while he was there. A year later during the 2010/2011 NBA season he ended his career with the Boston Celtics only making a little over $1 million dollars.
During the 90s Shaquille had starred in a few movies that were failures. Kazaam (1996) and Steel (1997) were two films that more than under performed in the theaters and was given negative reviews. However, he starred in Blue Chips in 1994 and this movie did better than the other two films but it still was not able to draw in audiences. O’Neal also made cameos in other films such as Grown Ups 2, Blended and Scary Movie 4. Those films did better than the films he appeared in during the 90s.
Shaq also had four albums that he released during the 90s. They included Shaq Diesel (1993), Shaq Fu: Da Return (1994), You Can’t Stop the Reign (1996) and Respect (1998). Shaq Diesel went platinum and Shaq Fu: Da Return went gold. He also released the Best of Shaquille O’Neal (1996) and Shoot Pass Slam (1998). He earned millions from all of the sales with his rap albums. O’Neal also makes millions from his endorsements of various products such as watches, headphones and even his own soft drinks.
About Shaquille O’Neal
Shquille O’Neal is actively involved with law enforcement. Just about every place that he goes he trains with a local police department. He is a sworn in deputy in places such as Los Angeles and Miami. O’Neal has even helped to arrest two people in the past who were guilty of a hate crime.