Shaquille O’Neal – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle & Net Worth – Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, or more commonly known as “Shaq” , is an American retired professional basketball player who is now a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT.
|Nickname||Shaq, Diesel, The Big Aristotle, Shaq Fu,|
|Birth / Real Name||Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal|
|Profession||Retired professional basketball player, entrepreneur and sports analyst|
|Date of Birth||6th March , 1972|
|Age (as of 2018)||46 years old|
|Birth Place||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Currently Living In||Orlando, Florida as well as Atlanta and Los Angeles|
|Zodiac / Star Sign||Pisces|
|Professional debut||1992 with the Orlando Magic|
|Net worth||$400 million as of 2018|
|School||Robert G. Cole, San Antonio, Texas|
|College||Louisiana State University|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. degree in general studies with a minor in political science and MBA|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Relationship||Shaunie Nelson 2002 to 2009, Arnetta Yarbourgh and Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander 2010 to 2012, and Laticia Rolle|
|Children||Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, Taheara and Mearah|
Career and Lifestyle Info:
Shaq is generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). O’Neal has played for six teams throughout his amazing 19-year career in profession basketball. At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the tallest and heaviest players in the history of the NBA.
At Robert G. Cole High School in San Antonio, Texas, O’Neal led his team to a 68–1 record over two years and helped the team win the state championship during his senior year. After graduating from high school, O’Neal studied business at Louisiana State University. He had first met Dale Brown, LSU’s men’s basketball coach, years earlier in Europe. O’Neal’s stepfather was stationed on a U.S. Army base at Wildflecken, West Germany.
While playing for Brown at LSU, O’Neal was a two-time All-American, two-time SEC Player of the Year, and received the Adolph Rupp Trophy as NCAA men’s basketball player of the year in 1991. He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame. A 900-pound bronze statue of O’Neal is located in front of the LSU Tigers Basketball Practice Facility.
The Orlando Magic drafted O’Neal with the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. During that summer, prior to moving to Orlando, he spent a significant amount of time in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.
In 1994, O’Neal made several appearances in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), including at the Bash at the Beach pay per view, where he presented the title belt to the winner of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship match between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.
Shaquille O’Neal – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle & Net Worth
|Height Meters (approx.)||216 cm, 2.16 m|
|Height Feet/Inches (approx.)||7 feet 1 inches|
|Weight in Kg (approx.)||148 kg|
|Weight in Pounds (approx.)||325 lbs|
|Chest in Inches||57 Inches|
|Biceps in Inches||20 Inches|
|Waist in Inches||48 Inches|
|Favorite movie||Coming to America (1988)|
|Feet/Shoe Size||22 (US)|
|Smoking||Has been known to smoke|
|Drinking||Has been known to drink|
O’Neal is most known for his 19 year basketball career and was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
Family and Personal Info:
Shaq O’Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney. O’Neal, who played high school basketball as an All-State guard, was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. Shaqs father, Toney, struggled with drug addiction and was sentenced for drug possession when O’Neal was only an infant. When his father was released, Toney did not resume a role in O’Neal’s life and instead agreed to relinquish his parental rights to O’Neal’s stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison, who was a career Army sergeant. O’Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and a Muslim stepfather. Shaq did not meet or want to meet his father, but following O’Neal stepfather, Harrison’s, death in 2013, the two met for the first time in March 2016.
O’Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple have four children: Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Mearah. Nelson also has one son from a previous relationship, Myles. On September 4, 2007, O’Neal filed for divorce from Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court. Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn. However, on November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed an intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. O’Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh, Taheara O’Neal. Since 2014 O’Neal has been dating Laticia Rolle, a model, originally from Gardner, Massachusetts.
O’Neal is also an active businessman and investor. He was an active bond investor in the early 1990s but continued to wade into stocks and made investments in various companies such as General Electric, Apple, and PepsiCo. He described what has worked best for him in stock investing was where he felt a personal connection with the company. He has also been an active real estate entrepreneur. O’Neal was looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate development projects aimed at assisting Orlando home owners facing foreclosure. His plans involved buying the mortgages of those who had fallen into foreclosure and then selling the homes back to them under more affordable terms. He would make a small profit in return, but wanted to make an investment in Orlando and help out homeowners.