He represented the USA at the 1996 Olympics, where they won the Gold Medal. Today, his name can be found recorded in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Shaquille O’Neal is said to be worth around $400 million dollars. He has made his money in various ways, most of it coming from playing pro basketball and endorsement deals.
Over the span of his career, he earned a whopping $292 million from team salary earnings alone. The height of his career saw him drawing an average return of around $20 million a year.
While a full list of his endorsement deals would fill up this page, his most lucrative ones have been with Reebok, Pepsi, and Carnival Cruises
In a bid to make iconic basketball shoes more affordable for the man on the street, O’Neal left Reebok and started making his own brand of Shaq shoes.
The early nineties saw Shaq experiment with the movie world. He starred in films like Kazaam.
On the music side of things, Shaq rebranded himself as DJ Diesel and released a platinum-certified rap album in 1993.
Shaq had always been a pro wrestling fan and had followed the WWF/WWE franchise since he was a kid. He’s made numerous appearances on TV for wrestling since 1994.
Shaq’s net worth has been bolstered by investments in companies like Apple, General Electric, Google, and PepsiCo.He also had a hand in real estate investment.
Shaq's also owns expensive items such as a 36000 sq. ft. mansion, a $1.7 million Perishing 72 yacht, and a car collection including several Bentleys.