Shaquille O’Neal, owner of a 76,000 square foot home and a fortune of $ 400 million, was heartbroken while walking through a “nice neighborhood” with his mother

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has millions of fans around the world and is also one of the richest athletes of all time. However, he had to fight his way through very difficult circumstances.

Shaq came from humble beginnings and his parents worked day and night to provide a good education for their children. Needless to say, their hard work paid off phenomenally.


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In an interview recently in Australia, O’Neal revealed what changed him as a person during his childhood. Once he almost took the life of a child because Shaq was the bully. The boy survived, but Shaq had learned his lesson.

Additionally, an incident with his mother also changed his outlook on life. Shaq said: “One day my mom and I were walking through a really nice neighborhood. She just stopped, stopped and looked at this house.

“Just to see her dreaming and looking at this house, I knew I had the opportunity to make a lot of money,” he added.

It turns out the house was small, compared to Shaq’s multiple residences. However, Big Diesel’s parents couldn’t afford it on their average salaries. After that, Shaq told the audience that he works so hard in his life so that his mother can have beautiful things that make her happy.

Shaquille O’Neal rose through the ranks of the NBA and the media industry to become what he is today. He has four NBA titles to his name as well as various other individual accolades, like three Finals MVP awards.

Moreover, he also had a successful career in the media industry. Through such ventures and smart investments, Shaq has amassed a huge net worth of around $400 million according to reports.

Despite initial struggles, Shaquille O’Neal has now succeeded

Although he may have struggled early in his life, former Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal is currently living a lavish life. As mentioned by himself in the interview, he owned a 76,000 square foot house.


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The estate is located in Orlando, where Shaq began his career. The mansion has two bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and four half baths, a chef’s kitchen and a 17-car garage. Additionally, it is also home to a 95-foot-long luxury swimming pool, a home theater, and a 6,000-square-foot basketball court.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal attends the grand opening of Shaquille’s At LA Live at LA Live on March 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

After trying to sell his mansion for a long time, Shaq finally sold it last year. After buying the mansion for around $4 million in 1993, Shaq was able to sell it for around $16.5 million in 2021.


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