Basic Information About Shaquille O’Neal
|Category||Athletes › NBA Players|
|Professions||Basketball player, Actor, Rapper, Film Producer, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur|
|Date of birth||1972-03-06 (51 years old)|
|Place of birth||Newark|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||The catchphrase, "Shaq Attaq"|
Making comical remarks in press conferences
Pretends to not know any big-name players
Not good at free throws.
Distinctive deep, robust voice
|Spouse||Shaunie O'Neal - (26 December 2002 - 2010) (divorced) (5 children)|
|Height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Shaquille O’Neal win?
Shaquille O’Neal awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Razzie Award - Worst New Star||Nominee||Blue Chips||1995|
Shaquille O’Neal roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Hubie Halloween||DJ Aurora|
|The Lego Movie||Shaq (voice)|
|The House Bunny||Shaquille O'Neal|
|Good Burger||Shaquille O'Neal|
|What Men Want||Shaquille O'Neal|
|After the Sunset||Shaquille O'Neal|
|Jack and Jill||Shaquille O'Neal|
|Scary Movie 4||Shaq|
|Grown Ups 2||Officer Fluzoo|
|He Got Game||Self|
|When in Rome||Self|
|Uncle Drew||Big Fella|
|Freddy Got Fingered||Shaquille|
|The Smurfs 2||Smooth Smurf (voice)|
|Real Husbands of Hollywood||Shaquille O'Neal 1 episode, 2013|
|Keeping Up with the Kardashians||Self (uncredited) unknown episodes|
|Johnny Bravo||Self 1 episode, 2004|
|The Simpsons||Shaquille O'Neal 1 episode, 2017|
|Jackass||Self 1 episode, 2001-2002|
|Running Wild with Bear Grylls||Self 1 episode, 2016|
|Saturday Night Live||Self 1 episode, 1998|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Shaquille O'Neal 1 episode, 2001|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018|
|The Late Late Show with James Corden||Self 2 episodes, 2016-2018|
|Dr. Phil||Self 1 episode, 2006|
|The Cleveland Show||Self 1 episode, 2011|
|In Living Color||Self 1 episode, 1994|
|Fresh Off the Boat||Self 2 episodes, 2015-2016|
|WWE Monday Night RAW||Self / ... 4 episodes, 1998-2009|
|Sonny with a Chance||Self 1 episode, 2010|
|The Parkers||Self 2 episodes, 2002-2004|
|For Your Love||Self 1 episode, 2001|
|The Late Show with Stephen Colbert||Self 2 episodes, 2020|
|Lip Sync Battle||Self - Competitor 1 episode, 2016|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Self / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2021|
|Static Shock||Shaquille O'Neal 1 episode, 2002|
|Expedition Unknown||Self 1 episode, 2020|
|The Daily Show||Self 1 episode, 2012|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Self 13 episodes, 1997-2011|
|Martin||Self 1 episode, 1996|
|Access Hollywood||Self 4 episodes, 2018-2020|
|Southland||Detective Earl Dayton 1 episode, 2013|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||Self 1 episode, 2009|
|All That||Self - Musical Guest 1 episode, 1999|
Shaquille O’Neal's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
Shaquille O’Neal's Quotes
- [When asked whether he had visited the Parthenon during his trip to Greece:] "I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
- [2012, on Kazaam (1996)] I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, "Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie." What am I going to say, no? So I did it.
- It's true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is.
Net Worth Details
Shaquille O’Neal is a retired American basketball player, entrepreneur, television host, and product endorser who has a net worth of $400 million. Shaq earned numerous accolades and achievements over his 19-year career, including four NBA Championships, three NBA Finals MVP awards, and 15 All-Star selections. In addition to his on-court success, Shaq has also made a significant impact off the court as a successful entrepreneur, television personality, and philanthropist.
What is Shaquille O’Neal known for?
Shaquille O’Neal is known for his dominance and iconic status as a center in the NBA. Standing at an astonishing 7 feet 1 inch, Shaq’s physical stature gave him a distinct advantage over his opponents. He was famous for his powerful dunks and overwhelming strength, which even broke the steel backboard supports of the net on two occasions during his early NBA career. His trademark move, the “drop step” or “Black Tornado,” became synonymous with his playing style.
Early life and education
Shaquille O’Neal was born on March 6th, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey. Raised by his mother Lucille O’Neal and stepfather Phillip Harrison, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, Shaq had a difficult upbringing. His father was addicted to drugs and went to prison when Shaq was just a baby. Despite the challenging circumstances, Shaq found solace in the Boys and Girls Club of America, which helped keep him off the streets.
In high school, Shaq’s basketball talent began to gain attention. He led San Antonio’s Robert G. Cole High School team to the state championship in his senior year. His exceptional skills on the court earned him a scholarship to Louisiana State University, where he became a two-time SEC Player of the Year and a two-time All-American. In 1991, he received the Adolph Rupp’s Trophy for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Shaquille O’Neal’s NBA journey began in 1992 when he was selected as the first overall pick by the Orlando Magic. He quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award and leading the Magic to the NBA Finals in just his third season. However, it was his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2004 that truly solidified his legacy.
Alongside Kobe Bryant, Shaq won three consecutive NBA Championships from 200 to 2002 and earned the Finals MVP award each time. His dominance on the court, combined with his larger-than-life personality, made him one of the most recognizable and beloved figures in the NBA. Later in his career, Shaq secured his fourth championship ring with the Miami Heat in 2006.
Shaquille O’Neal’s list of achievements extends beyond his success on the basketball court. He has been a marketing powerhouse, endorsing numerous products and brands, including Reebok, Pepsi, Icy Hot, and Buick. His estimated career earnings from salary and endorsements surpass $800 million, making him one of the highest-paid athletes of all time.
Off the court, Shaq has ventured into various other media and business endeavors. He has appeared in films and television shows, released rap albums, and currently serves as an analyst on the popular basketball show ‘Inside the NBA.’ Shaq has also built a successful investment portfolio, with ownership stakes in companies like Google, Papa John’s, and various franchise businesses.
Shaquille O’Neal has had an eventful personal life. He was married to Shaunie Nelson in 2002, and they have four children together. However, the couple filed for divorce multiple times before finalizing their separation in 2011. Shaq has also been in relationships with reality star Nicole Alexander and is currently dating model Laticia Rolle.
Shaquille O’Neal’s basketball prowess, combined with his larger-than-life personality and impressive net worth, has solidified his place as one of the most iconic figures in the world of sports. From his dominant performances on the court to his successful business ventures off the court, Shaq’s impact extends far beyond basketball. He continues to thrive as an entrepreneur, television personality, and philanthropist, leaving a lasting legacy both on and off the hardwood.
Interesting Facts about Shaquille O’Neal
- Although he left Louisiana State University for the NBA after his junior year, he returned to LSU and, in 2000, graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in general studies and a minor in political science. He has since earned two graduate degrees: a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005 and a Doctor of Education with a concentration in organizational learning and leadership from Barry University in 2012.
- After leading the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals in 1995 (where they lost to the Houston Rockets), he led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive Finals wins in 2000-02 (winning the award for Finals Most Valuable Player all three times) and the Miami Heat to one in 2006.
- NBA Most Valuable Player, 2000.
- NBA All-Star Game MVP, 2000, 2004, and 2009.
- Olympic Gold Medal with the U.S. basketball team, 1996.
- Played 19 years in the NBA, for the Orlando Magic (1992-96), Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2004), Miami Heat (2004-08), Phoenix Suns (2008-09), Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), and Boston Celtics (2010-11).
- A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
- O'Neal and teammate Kobe Bryant engaged in a feud over shot attempts that lasted for several weeks. Following a 115-78 loss to the Phoenix Suns in December 2000, in which Bryant outscored him, 38-18, O'Neal asked to be traded; Los Angeles Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak ignored the request.
- Scored 10,000th career point. (10 February 1998)
- Signed the then-richest contract in sports history, a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $120 million. (18 July 1996)
- When he was five years old, his mother had to carry his birth certificate with her to prove to bus drivers that he was not eight or nine years old because he was so tall.
- Children: Daughter Taahirah (b. 18 July 1996) by ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. With wife Shaunie Nelson has son Shareef Rashaun (11 Jan 00), daughter Amirah Sanaa, son Shaquir Rashaun (born at 1:52am, 19 April 03), and daughter Me'arah Sanaa (born 8lbs 1 oz,21 inches long at 4:57am, 1 May06) in Miami.Nelson has son Myles from a previous relationship.
- The West Coast Choppers "El Diablo" motorcycle built for him by Monster Garage (2002) host and West Coast Choppers owner Jesse James, was considered, at the time, one of the largest custom motorcycles ever built. The machine was painstakingly tailored for Shaq's huge frame, and features black-and-gold variations on the "Superman" theme, which Shaq has adopted as his quasi-trademark. According to James, Shaq commented, upon delivery of the bike, that it was the first vehicle that ever made him feel "normal-sized."
- Son Shaquir Rashaun O'Neal born at 1:52 AM in Los Angeles. It is the 3rd child for O'Neal and his bride, Shaunie Nelson (19 April 2003)
- Cousin of comedian Bill Bellamy and Kristen Bellamy.
- Played on the Lakers with Karl Malone, Luke Walton, and Kobe Bryant.
- Spent part of his childhood in West Germany and San Antonio, Texas, due to father Phillip Harrison's career in the Army Reserve.
- Father, Phillip Harrison, is retired from the U. S. Air Force, where he served as a basic-training drill sergeant.
- Wants to serve as a police officer when his playing days are over. He has been sworn in as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (while with the Lakers) and the Miami Beach Police Department (while with the Heat).
- Was sworn in as an officer of the Bedford County, Virginia Sheriff's Office in August, 2005. He was involved in the "Blue Ridge Thunder" program, an operation aimed at deterring and catching on-line predators to minors.