Shaq had an amazing and unprecedented career, cementing a legacy as one of the greatest of All-Time. But, somehow, he has earned almost just as much success off the court as he has during his time on it.
In fact, very few have seen the type of business success O’Neal has seen over the past few years.
Shaq’s private business ventures include:
• Joint owner of 155 Five Guys Burgers restaurants
• 17 Auntie Annie’s Pretzels restaurants
• 150 car washes
• 40 24-hour fitness centres
• A shopping centre
• A movie theatre
• 3 Las Vegas nightclubs
All while earning another $22 million per year (roughly $423,000 per week) from his endorsement deals with Arizona Creme soda, Icy Hot, Gold Bond, Buick, Zales, and at least a half dozen additional corporate sponsors, as well as being a studio analyst for TNT.
He was even kind enough to share some wisdom regarding financial success.
“It is not about how much money you make. The question is are you educated enough to keep it?”
Shaq ended his basketball career back in 2011 after 20 seasons. Since then, and in the eight years since he has built up a truly awe-inspiring business empire. And, although he’s already got a lot on his plate, something says he won’t be slowing down.