Basketball legend Shaq O’Neal doesn’t give money to his sons – US sport

He’s a basketball legend, businessman – and a principled dad!

Shaquille O’Neal (49), four-time NBA champion, owns a. 17 “Auntie Anne’s Pretzel” restaurants (American pretzel shops), several “Papa John’s” pizza delivery services, 40 fitness studios, 150 car washes, a clothing brand, several nightclubs in Las Vegas and and and … .

His fortune is said to be around $ 400 million.

Shaq also has six children. Three sons (18, 21, 24) and three daughters (15, 19, 25) – and he wants to give them a special attitude towards money, hard work and success.

Shaq: “My kids are older now and a little bit mad at me. Because I tell them all the time that we are not rich – I am rich. “

And: “I take care of the girls, but the boys don’t get anything. There is one rule: education. I tell them very clearly that I will not give them anything. They have to earn that! “

A month ago, Shaq, who can be seen on TV every week as an NBA expert, also publicly stated that he was done with being a celebrity. His reason for the “New York Post”: “These celebrities are all getting crazier! I don’t want to be one anymore. I hereby renounce the celebrity existence. I’m done with it. “

In this respect, too, Shaq is certainly not the worst role model for his kids …


The USA insider! Nils Suling lives in the USA, analyzes the topics America is talking about. Everything about football, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, soccer, martial arts. Follow the USA Insider on Twitter: @NilsSuling



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