American retired professional basketball player and the current NBA analyst, Shaquille O'Neal is famous in the world for being one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. As an NBA player, he played for Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and many more.
Shaquille O'Neal, who is known by the name The Big Aristotle, was born as Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal on March 6, 1972, and is currently 46 years old. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, the United States of America to his mother Lucille O'Neal and father Joseph Toney. He got estranged from his father at a young age.
The name of his siblings is sister Ayesha O’Neal, sister Lateefah O’Neal, and brother Jamal O’Neal. He has not disclosed the name of his one sister among the three. He is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity; American and African descent.
While O'Neal was in Robert G. Cole High School, he was also active in basketball. He played in several high school games and also lead his high school team to several glories. While he was in his senior year, he became the state championship with Robert G. Cole High School.
In the late 1980s, Shaquille made a record of 791 rebounds. After his high school graduation, he joined Louisiana State University with a major in general studies and a minor in political science in December 2000.
In the 1992 NBA draft, he was selected by the Orlando Magic. In the 1992–93 NBA season, he averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting. He played in the team for the next four years, and then he joined Los Angeles Lakers in 1996.
In the same year, O'Neal was also called up in the United States Olympic basketball team and won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He announced his retirement as a player on the 1st of June 2011.
Besides being a famous former basketball player, he is also known for his guest appearances on the television shows like Saturday Night Live. In 2007, he hosted Shaq's Big Challenge. He has also hosted a show named Upload with Shaquille O'Neal.
O'Neal is also active in the acting field. He has appeared in numerous movies like Freddy Got Fingered, Scary Movie 4, Grown Ups 2, The Parkers, My Wife and Kids, Kazaam, and Blue Chips.
Talking about Shaquille O'Neal's personal life and relationship affairs, his personal life has several ups and downs. In the late 1990s, O'Neal was spotted having love affairs with Va'Shaundya Nelson or simply Shaunie O’Neal. Va'Shaundya Nelson is an American television personality, producer, and philanthropist.
After dating for a couple of years, Shaquille O'Neal married his long-term girlfriend, Shaunie O'Neal on the 26th of December 2002. The couple has four children in total; Shareef O'Neal born on January 11, 2000, Me'arah O'Neal born in 2006, Shaqir O’Neal born in 2003, and Amirah O'Neal born on November 13, 2001.
Sadly, the couple after being married for around nine years could not save their relationship from turning into a divorce. The couple got divorced on the 11th of May 2011. Though the exact reason behind their separation is not disclosed, sources claim that O'Neal's extra-marital affairs as the reason behind their separation.
In 2010, O'Neal was seen with Nicole Alexander. Nicole is also known as Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander and is a famous television personality and television show contestant. The couple after dating for two years broke up in 2012.
After breaking up with Nicole Alexander, he began dating Laticia Rolle in 2014 and is still together. The duo is living happily together with no rumors of separation.
Shaquille is also a father of a child, daughter Taheara O'Neal with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh.
Shaquille stands 7 ft 1 inch tall and weighs around 149 kg. Her chest size is 57 inches, her biceps size is 20 inches, and her waist size is 48 inches. He wears a shoe size of 22.
Being involved in numerous fields like hosting, acting, and playing career, he has been earning a huge amount of money for a long time. As of 2018, Shaquille O'Neal's net worth is reported to be around $400 million. His net worth in 2016 was approximately $350 million.
In 1992, she earned $3 million and in the following year, she grabbed $3.9 million. In 1998, his salary was around $15 million from the Los Angeles Lakers. In the following year, his salary reached up to $17.142 million.
Shaquille O'Neal's salary in 2000 was $19.285 million. In 2008, his salary and earnings from the Phoenix Suns were $32 million. In 2016, he earned $200 million from branding and marketing for Authentic Brands Group.