Shaquille O'Neal Net Worth: Shaquille O'Neal is a retired American basketball player, entrepreneur and television host who has a net worth of $400 million. Shaquille O'Neal was born on March 6th, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey to parents Lucille O'Neal and Joe Toney. His parents never married and his father left soon after Shaq was born. At the age of two his mother married Phillip Harrison who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. While still in high school Shaq started to gain attention for his basketball talent. In his senior year he lead the Robert G. Cole High School team to the state championship. O'Neal went on to Louisiana State University where he became a two-time SEC player of the year and a two-time All American. He also received the Adolph Rupp's Trophy for the NCAA men's basketball player of the year in 1991.
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In 1992 O'Neal became the first overall pick for the Orlando Magic. A year later he was named the Rookie of the year and voted an All Star-starter which had not been accomplished since Michael Jordan. In his second season, Shaq helped the Magic make their way to their first play-off series. The next year they made it to the finals but lost to the Houston Rockets.
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Shaq was quickly becoming a huge star, exploring careers in the rap and film industry appearing in films such as Blue Chips and Kazamm. In 1996 O'Neal was part of the gold medal winning Olympic basketball team. During the Olympics Shaq announced his plans to join the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a seven year $121 million deal. In 2000, Shaquille and the Lakers won the NBA championship. They would go on to win the title two more years in a row. In 2005 Shaq singed a 5-year contract with the Miami Heat for $100 million. Shaquille is now a frequent commentator on NBA games and still appears in many commercials.
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What is Shaquille O'Neal's salary? $20 million
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