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Shaquille O'Neal Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Mon Mar, 2016
Shaquille O'Neal

Facts of Shaquille O'Neal

Date of Birth: 1972 , March-6
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 7 Feet 1 Inch
Name Shaquille O'Neal
Birth Name Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal,
Nick Name Shaq,
Father Lucille O’Neal
Mother Joe Toney
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newark
Ethnicity Black
Profession Basketball player
Working For NBA
Net Worth $292.2 million
Weight in KG 147kg
Affair with Laticia Rolle, Nicole ‘Hoopz’
Married Yes
Married to Shaunie O'Neal (m. 2002)
Children Shareef O'Neal, Shaqir O'Neal, Taahirah O'Neal, Amirah O'Neal, Me'arah O'Neal
Divorce Yes
Education University of Phoenix

Quick Timeline of Shaquille O'Neal

1972 Born in Newark, New Jersey, United States
1989 Made a record 791 rebounds
2000 Graduated from Louisiana State University
1991 Became NCAA men's basketball player of the year
1996 Joined Los Angeles Lakers
1996 First child, Taahirah O'Neal
1999 Began dating Va'Shaundya Nelson
2000 Second child, Shareef O'Neal
2001 Third child, Amirah O'Neal
2002 Married to Va'Shaundya Nelson
2016 Net Worth
2001 Announced his retirement
1993 Began composing rap music

Detail Timeline of Shaquille O'Neal

March 6 , 1972

Born in Newark, New Jersey, United States

Shaquille O'Neal, who is known by the name The Big Aristotle, was born as Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Lucille O'Neal and Joseph Toney. He got estranged from his father at a young age. He is an American and is of African and American descent.

1989

Made a record 791 rebounds

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 them. In the late 1980s, he made a record of 791 rebounds. 

December 15 , 2000

Graduated from Louisiana State University

After his high school graduation, he joined Louisiana State University with a major in general studies and a minor in political science. He left LSU in 1992 but began pursuing his education in his spare time. He graduated from there in December 2000.

1991

Became NCAA men's basketball player of the year

While he was attending Louisiana State University, he won several honors and awards in his life. In 1991, he was named the NCAA men's basketball player of the year. He also won SEC Player of the Year twice.

1996

Joined Los Angeles Lakers

He has ups and downs in his career while he was in Orlando Magic. He suffered a serious injury in 1995. He played there for the next four years and then he joined Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. He displayed outstanding performance in the early games but suffered a big blow after he suffered an injury. 

July 18 , 1996

First child, Taahirah O'Neal

He was in love with his ex girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh since the early 1990s. After being in love for several years, she announced that she is pregnant with their first child and their first child, Taahirah O'Neal was born on 18th of July 1996. 

1999

Began dating Va'Shaundya Nelson

In the late 1990s, O'Neal was spotted with O'Neal having love affairs with Va'Shaundya Nelson. Va'Shaundya Nelson is a TV personality, producer and a Philanthropist from United States. From this romantic love affair, they became parents twice.

January 11 , 2000

Second child, Shareef O'Neal

He became father for the second time in his life in 2000. He and his ex girlfriend, Va'Shaundya Nelson welcomed their first child together on 11th of January and that time it was a son and they named him Shareef O'Neal.

November 13 , 2001

Third child, Amirah O'Neal

He became father for the third time in his life at the end of 2001. He and his ex girlfriend, Va'Shaundya Nelson welcomed their second child together on 113th of November and that time it was a daughter and they named her Amirah O'Neal.

December 26 , 2002

Married to Va'Shaundya Nelson

After being in love with Va'Shaundya Nelson for several years, they desired to be each other’s loving spouse. They got married on 26th of December 2002. From this married life they also welcomed two children together. 

2016

Net Worth

Shaquille O'Neal' net worth in 2016 was approximately $350 million.

June 1 , 2001

Announced his retirement

Shaquille O'Neal is a former professional basketball and he is popular in the world for being one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. As a NBA player, he played for Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and many more. In 2010-2011, he played for Boston Celtics and he announced his retirement on 1st of June 2011.

1993

Began composing rap music

Shaquille O'Neal is a multi talented guy. He is famous for being the former professional basketball. Besides his career as a basketball player, he is also a rapper. He began rapping since 1993. Till now, he has released five studio albums. 

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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 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 three. He is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity; American and African descent.

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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 1st of June 2011.

Besides being a famous former basketball player, he is also known for his guest appearances in 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.

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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' 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 a philanthropist.

After dating for a couple of years, Shaquille O'Neal married 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 11th of May 2011. Though the exact reason behind their separation is not disclosed, sources claim that O'Neal' 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 since 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, biceps size is 20 inches, and waist size is 48 inches. He wears a shoe size of 22.

Being involved in numerous field 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' 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' 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.