“Damn, I’m Broke”: $400 Million Shaquille O’Neal Wasn’t Pleased After Checking List of NBA’s Richest Players

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Shak's life as a child was relatively modest, and his family sometimes struggled to make ends meet. Getting enough money so that his mother could buy anything was Vishal's top priority.

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Shaquille O'Neal dominated the NBA with his 7'1" body. He played in the league for 19 seasons, earning four NBA titles, three NBA MVP awards, fifteen All-Star selections and more.

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As a result of all his achievements, Shaq received over $286 million in compensation from the NBA.

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Shaq made wise financial decisions and diverted his earnings from the NBA to various business interests. Big Diesel has put his net worth to over $400 million with funding from his advertising deal...

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Imagine being broke but with a net worth of about $400 million. Most of us find it impossible to even consider feeling this way, but Shaq clearly did.

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Shaq discussed a range of topics during his interview with Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings on the Earn Your Leisure podcast.

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He recalled the moment he realized he was not one of the league's highest earners.

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"You know it's crazy because I was also at the airport, like, 'NBA richest player'... I was like No. 7? Damn, I'm broke... compared to these dudes. It's just Inspiring."

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Shaq often discusses how much more he would have earned if he had been playing in the league now, given the level of pay the players would receive.

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Shaka never intended to become extremely wealthy. The big players, on the other hand, were able to do something that not many players can boast of by using their finesse and making wise business de...

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