Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

It is not about how much money you make. The question is, are you educated enough to KEEP it?

~Shaquille O’Neal

Parents, please share this with your children. Most kids today know who Shaquille O’ Neal is. A famous African American Basket-baller! A sports star that many of our boys look up to. Check out the below and please share with your kids. We are so impressed that He has shared this. Our kids, especially our teens need to read it.

When Shaquille O’Neal was drafted into the NBA, he spent the first million that he earned within 30 minutes. O’Neal then received a phone call from his banker, who scolded him, and told him that he would end up joining the list of former athletes who ended up broke if the current trend continued.

O’Neal decided to sharpen up his education on business and finance. He returned to college, completing his Bachelor’s degree, followed by his M.B.A, and lastly, his Ed.D. That’s right, he is now Dr. Shaquille O’Neal.

As of today, Shaq is the 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 theater, and several Las Vegas nightclubs.

In addition to his business holdings, O’neal still earns $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. He is also a studio analyst for TNT.

In Shaq’s own words, “It is not about how much money you make. The question is, are you educated enough to KEEP it?”

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