How much is Shaquille O’Neal worth? $400 million
How did Shaquille O’ Neal earn his money and wealth?
Shaquille O’Neal, real name Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, was born on 6 March 1972 in Newark, New Jersey, the US to mother Lucille O’Neal and father Joe Toney. His father got arrested on charges of drug possession when Shaquille was still a toddler. He attended Robert G Cole High School located in San Francisco and graduated from there. He later went to Louisiana State University in order to study business. While Shaquille was in his university years, he joined the basketball team and soon earned the title College Player of the Year. In the year 1992, he dropped out of the university to pursue an NBA career.
Shaquille O’Neal is an American retired professional basketball player who is presently a sports analyst in the TV program ‘Inside the NBA.’ He was picked by the Orlando Magic during the NBA draft of 1992. Just within a week, Shaquille earned the title Player of the Week for his outstanding skills, which made him the first player to have achieved such a honor within a week of debuting in the NBA. He played incredibly during the season and averaged with 23.4 points on 56.2 percent shooting, alongside 13.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. Later on, Shaquille was also given the title of 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Shaquille played really well over the years and in the year 1996, he participated in the Olympics to represent the US as a part of the United States basketball team. The tournament was held in Atlanta and was one of the toughest challenges he had faced in his entire career. Shaquille led his team win a gold medal in the tournament and made his country proud. In the year 2000, he was known to be as the most valuable player of the NBA.
Later, the team Los Angeles Lakers signed Shaquille with a 3-year contract worth $88.5 million. Even though he led the Lakers to deliver three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, as well as 2002, his tenure with the team, was a difficult one. Both the parties had a lot of disagreements due to which the Lakers traded Shaquille to the Miami Heat.
Shaquillehelped the Heat capture the NBA championship in the year2006, which also marked the 4th championship win of Shaquille’s career. Starting from February 2008, he started playing for the team Phoenix Suns. But his initial few games with the Suns did not go well as the team suffered from loses, for which Shaquille took the blame. Later on, in June 2008, Shaquille joined the team Cleveland Cavaliers and played for it in the 2009-10 season. In this season, he was the oldest NBA player in the history of the sport. By now, his importance as an NBA player had also considerably reduced. After playing for 19 years, Shaquille announced his retirement in June 2011.
What are the highest grossing earnings of Shaquille O’Neal?
- Salary with the Phoenix Suns (2008): $21,000,000
- Salary with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009): $20,000,000
- Salary with the Phoenix Suns (2007): $20,000,000
- Salary with the Miami Heat (2006): $20,000,000
- Salary with the Boston Celtics (2010): $1,350,000
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