Big Shaq Net Worth
By Alexandra Wade - April 20, 2023

After retiring from his 19-year basketball career in 2011, Shaquille O’Neal, a legend of the Los Angeles Lakers, has seen his wealth increase. According to Celebrity Net Worth, O’Neal’s net worth is $400 million as of this writing. During his NBA career, which began in 1992, the Big Diesel, a 50-year-old native of New Jersey, played for a total of six organizations, including the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns. However, he may be best remembered for tenures with the Los Angeles Lakers in the late 1990s and the Orlando Magic (1992 to 1996).

He received a $3 million salary during his first season with the Orlando Magic. However, he made $20 million to $27 million annually in the years before his retirement. According to Spotrac, O’Neal made $286.34 million in salary alone over his nearly two-decade basketball career. In addition, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he made well over $200 million from endorsements during that time. Even though O’Neal has been retired for a while, it is claimed that he still makes about $60 million a year from various endorsements, business ventures, and NBA commentator jobs.
O’Neal assured his supporters he would continue to amuse them after leaving the basketball. He honored his promise and agreed to a multi-year contract with “Inside the NBA,” a prestigious basketball analysis and commentary program on TNT.

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He experimented with jobs in the rap and film industries in addition to his basketball-related activities, appearing in movies like “Blue Chips” and “Kazaam.” He also has his podcast and has appeared in several reality TV shows. Since the 1990s, O’Neal has been involved in the stock market, real estate, and other enterprises. He became a member of Papa John’s board of directors in March 2019.

Shaq has shares in more than 200 businesses, participates in more than 100 others, and has 30 endorsement deals. He also revealed that joint ventures are his preferred business term in an episode of (The Big Podcast). He spent $5 million in 2013 to acquire a 1% share in the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. To become the main supporter of WynnBet, an online gambling business, he sold his stake in August 2021 for $11 million. While Shaq is not a business tycoon like Lebron James or Michael Jordan, he has amassed significant wealth and merits recognition.