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Taahirah O'Neal is the first child of NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille O'Neal. Her father is a four-time NBA champion and three times NBA Finals MVP.
Taahirah O'Neal was born on July 18, 1996, in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America to parents Shaquille and Arnetta Yardbourgh. She was raised in Houston, Texas, with her mother. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Politics and African American Studies.
Taahirah's Relationship Status
The 21 years old has not disclosed her relationship status. She is living her life off the social media bubble and focusing on her career. Since she has no relationship history, let's talk about her father's relationships.
Taahirah was the first child of her father. Her father and her mother Arnetta were in a relationship for four years from 1992-1996. The pair broke up in January 1996 before she was born in July. Her parents, though not together, maintained a civil relationship for her.
Taahirah's Father's Marriage and Affairs
Taahirah's father married Shaunie O'Neal on December 26, 2002, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. They stayed married for seven years.
Her father's marriage gave her four siblings, although two were born before the wedding. The eldest of four, Shareef O'Neal, was born in 2000, and Amirah O'Neal was born in 2001. Her other two siblings are Shaqir O'Neal, born in 2003, and Me'arah O'Neal, born in 2006.
This union wouldn't stand the test of time and had its share of ups and downs. It ended in 2009 when Shaunie filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences."
Net Worth of Taahirah O'Neal
She is a recent graduate from the University and there are no details about her profession. As of now, there are no reports on her net worth whereas her father has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He has earned his riches from his time as a NBA player, various endorsements, and smart investments.
Forbes put his career earnings at an insane, $700 million which dwarfs the $400 million earned by Peyton Manning. His career earnings are on par with the greats like Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Career Earnings of Shaq
Her father Shaq's professional career started in 1992. O'neal was the first overall pick that year by Orlando Magic. His four years stay with them was very eventful as he earned $17 million.
After the four years with Orlando, O'Neal signed a deal with Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. The deal was worth $121 million. But he extended his stay two years and earned a total of $167 million in seven years.
July of 2004 saw him being traded to Miami Heat. A year later, he signed a contract extension with the heat worth $100 million over five years. The last four years of his career saw him hoping three teams, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and in the end, Boston Celtics in 2011. He earned around $62 million in these years.
Investments of Taahirah's Father
Taahirah's father has been very smart and cautious when it comes to spending money. An article in CNBC wrote that he saves 75% of his earnings and lives off only 25%.
Shaq was one of the first investors in Google before the company went public. He has said that Google's initial IPO was great for him.
Apart from tech investments, he has also invested in restaurants with him owning 155 Guy restaurants at one time. He also has 17 Auntie Anne's, a Krispy Kreme, and CityPlex12 movie theatre in New Jersey.
The retired basketball player has also invested in nine Papa John's Stores and has received $8.25 million from his endorsement. He also has endorsements with Pepsi, Toys'R'Us, Burger King, Reebok, and Vitamin Water.
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