Shaquille O’Neal remembers how he spent $ 70,000 at Walmart at once, which led the bank to believe the card had been stolen and turned it down.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant players in NBA history, having a formidable career, winning four NBA championships, leaving a big mark on the game. In addition, Shaquille O’Neal has won over $ 292 million as an NBA player, making him one of the highest winners in league history.
For a man with that kind of net worth, it’s easy to spend massive amounts of money without too much trouble. This is exactly what Shaquille O’Neal did in the early hours of the day at Walmart.
Shaq joined the Late Late Show with James Corden and hilariously remembers how he spent $ 70,000 overnight at Walmart.
“So at 2 or 3 in the morning, I have to go get four or five televisions. I have to go get printers, I have to go get laptops. I have to go get appliances, sheets, towels, underwear, T-shirts. So in the end it was $ 70,000.
“So I put in my credit card. I was refused. And I put it back, [it] said declined again. So now I’m like, ‘I know I’m not broke. Then American Express security called me [and said], ‘Hey, man. Someone stole your credit card and spent $ 70,000 at Walmart.
He goes on to explain to the bank that he was in Phoenix, spending $ 70,000 at Walmart in the early hours of the morning, and the company reactivated his card. Watch the video here:
In normal scenarios, a massive purchase from Walmart at 3 a.m. would be questionable. This is something only a man like Shaq could do. Stories like this are the reason we love Shaquille O’Neal.
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A glimpse into Shaquille O’Neal’s business empire.
Shaquille O’Neal works as a sports analyst on the show ‘Inside the NBA’, which earns a big salary. Apart from that, the former MVP has also made numerous appearances in various commercials over the years.
The 15x All-Star has grown into an active investor and businessman, with investments in various companies including Google, Apple and Pepsi Co. Additionally, it has invested in everything from fast food restaurants to the latest tech gadgets. .
The 4x NBA champion also has other purchases: 17 Auntie Anne’s, a Krispy Kreme franchise in Atlanta. Shaq also owns a Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas. Plus, he has a ‘Shaquille’s’ burger restaurant in Los Angeles.
Besides restaurants, Shaq also has investments outside of the food industry. It would have 40 fitness rooms open 24 hours a day and 150 car washes.
However, it looks like the money didn’t get into Shaq’s head. Moreover, he wants to instill the same mindset in his children. Recently, he said he didn’t want his kids to live off his money without doing their own work.
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Shaq likely amassed a nine-figure fortune, but the exact amount is unclear. However, various reports indicate that it is worth around $ 400 million. With his ambitious investments, one can only guess what Shaq will touch next and turn to gold.