Shaquille O’Neal is a retired American baseball player, entrepreneur, and television host. He has got a huge net worth and his popularity is high too. Shaquille has been such a player who has been appreciated for his good skills in the game. The young players always look up to him and ask for his suggestions before any big game season arrives. During his peak time in NBA, he earned $292 million through games. He easily earned $200 through endorsements as every brand wanted him as their face. Fans won’t be surprised to know that he is one of the richest baseball players. Let’s discuss more his net worth, career, and other such details.
Bio and life before fame
Shaquille was born on 6th March 1972 in New Jersey. His parent’s names are Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney. He had to lead a difficult time because his father was into drugs and even went to prison for possessing them. You will be shocked to know that his parents never got married and his father left them when he was born. When he turned two, his mother got married to Phillip Harrison who was serving the US army. Shaquille was interested in baseball since his youth so he started playing it during his school and college days. His height is an astonishing seven feet and one inch that is massive but perfect for his career.
O’ Neal became one of the most prominent players in baseball history. He was voted Rookie of the year and another award that has not yet achieved by others. Shaquille became a player for Orlando Magic and he played various seasons with them. He brought magic in all his games and made a record that no one could think about. Even though he worked hard his team lost the final round against Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. He has also been on the Olympics baseball team in Atlanta and made few records there too. Due to his popularity and controversy with the previous team, he planned to join the Los Angeles Lakers. He signed a seven-year deal with them that was worth $121 million.
Net Worth, Stats, and Player profile
The total net worth of Shaquille happens to be $400 million. His yearly salary has been $60 million. He became very famous due to his physique and over the top height. All the fans will be surprised to know that his shoe size is 23. He stands out among the crowd as there are no players with such a massive height and talent. While he was playing a game he broke the net several times due to his powerful dunks. However, the funny thing is that NBA organizers realized that the boards need to be tougher. He is given the name of Black Tornado by all his fans and lovers in the media. Here are his yearly salary details.
- 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 Miami Heat $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