Shaquille O'Neal Says He Won't Share R6.1 Billion Wealth with His Kids: "They Must Earn Their Own"

Shaquille O'Neal Says He Won't Share R6.1 Billion Wealth with His Kids: "They Must Earn Their Own"

  • Hall of Fame basketball star Shaquille O'Neal shared the money lessons he imparts on his six children
  • Shaq said that he tells his kids they are not rich since he is the one who worked for his R6.1 billion wealth
  • The star said he wants them to go to college, get degrees, and he might invest in their business ideas

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Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal has opened up on trying to convey the value of money to his six kids.

Shaquille O'Neal shared money lessons he gives his children.
Shaquille O'Neal, worth KSh 44 billion, said he would not give his six children handouts. Photos: Shaquille O'Neal.
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Speaking on the Earn Your Leisure podcast, Shaq, worth around R6.1 billion, said that his children are not happy with how he approaches lessons on money.

The retired Hall of Fame basketball star seeks to inform his children that the R6.1 billion wealth is not theirs but his.

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I tell them all the time that we are not rich. I'm rich," he said.

No hand-outs

Shaq further stated that he does not plan to give his children the chance to advance themselves by taking advantage of him but instead wants them to work hard.

The star said he expects them to go to college and graduate, and if they ever form companies they would like for him to invest in, they should approach him with business proposals just like anyone else.

“I see the entrepreneurial spirit in them but I want them to figure it out,” he said.

Social media users lauded Shaq’s approach to parenting by stating:

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“Shaq is building generational work ethic.”


“I respect that! He wants his children to earn it! And he said that he would invest in them, not give it to them.”


“He’s right, tell your kids that and make them have ambition and drive.”


“Tell them the truth, they don’t have money.”

Shaquille O'neal pays for random fan's engagement ring

Briefly News recently reported that it is not every day that you get to bump into your popular celebrity. Well, it is even unheard of when the same celebrity not only gives you an autobiography but also pay for whatever you were buying.

This, a random Georgia man can write home about after world-acclaimed Basketball Icon Shaquille O’Neal surprised him with the best gift of his life.

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