Taahirah O’Neal is an American student. Taahirah O’Neal is the daughter of Hall of Fame NBA player Shaquille O’Neal.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Taahirah O’Neal was born on July 18, 1996, in Orlando, Florida. She holds an American nationality. Similarly, her age is 24 years. She is the only child of Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player Shaquille O’Neal and Arnetta Yardbourgh. Through her father, she has two younger half-brothers Shareef and Shaqir, and two younger half-sisters Amirah and Me’arah. Also, her grandparents are Phillip A. Harrison, Lucille O’Neal, and Joseph Toney. Her uncle is Jamal O’Neal and her aunts are Ayesha O’Neal and Lateefah O’Neal.
Career and Professional Life
Regarding her career, she just graduated in 2019 from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a minor in politics and African American studies. Taahirah is a recent graduate from the University and there are no details about her profession. She plays an active role in fundraising and development and in supporting various organizations and charities in Houston, where she presently resides. O’Neal sponsors The Trevor Project that creates powerful awareness for an audience of young people who will be able to participate in philanthropy and support a cause that affects many of their peers.
Along the way, she has received help, encouragement, vision, and motivation from her friends and family. Ex-basketballer Shaquille O’Neal is one proud father as he celebrates his first daughter’s college graduation. Tahirah stated that even though she wouldn’t want to be outshined by the success of her parents, she was fortunate to have them.
Her father’s career
Coming to her father’s career, in his rookie season with the Orlando Magic, O’Neal, also known as “Shaq,” finished in the Top 10 in scoring, rebounding, blocks, and shooting percentage. O’Neal became the first player in NBA history to be named Player of the Week in his first week in the league. In 1996, O’Neal signed the biggest contract in NBA history, seven years for $120 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. That same year, he helped the United States’ Dream Team win gold at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. By the end of the decade, O’Neal was a three-time member of the All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996, and 1997) and a two-time member of the All-NBA Second Team (1995 and 1999), and had earned a place on the All-NBA First Team (1998).
In 2000, O’Neal was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. O’Neal to a three year, $88.5 million contract extension and the larger-than-life center helped deliver three consecutive world championships to the team (2000, 2001 and 2002). In 2004, however, following growing dismay with team management and friction with teammate Kobe Bryant.
During the 2004-05 season, O’Neal averaged a double-double (22.9 points per game and 10.4 rebounds), and in 2006, he helped the Heat capture the NBA championship — the fourth championship win of his career. O’Neal also led the league in field goal percentage in both 2005 and 2006, and during the 2006-07 season, he reached a career milestone: scoring his 25,000th point. Following the 2007-08 season, O’Neal was traded to the Phoenix Suns. He would only play for one season with the Suns. O’Neal then traveled to the Midwest, joining the Cleveland Cavaliers via a trade deal that cost the team $500,000 and two players. His 2009-10 highlights include helping the Cavs earn the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, where he averaged 11.5 PPG and establishing a season average of 12 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
More about his career
After only one season with the Cavs, O’Neal became a free agent and, in August 2010, signed with the Boston Celtics. Unfortunately, an Achilles injury proved to be an incredible detriment to the player and team in 2010-11. In addition to missing 27 season games, O’Neal sat out the first round of 2011 playoffs and played just two games of the second round. On June 1, 2011, O’Neal announced his plans to retire from the NBA. After officially retiring in 2011, O’Neal became an NBA analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA. Working alongside former NBA greats Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, as well as veteran sportscaster Ernie Johnson, O’Neal became known for hosting his blooper-filled “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment. He renewed his contract with the show in 2015.
Even while establishing himself as an NBA All-Star, O’Neal was busy with a budding side career as a rapper. In 1993, he appeared on the Fu-Schnickens’ Top 40 single What’s Up Doc?, a track that appeared on his solo debut, Shaq Diesel. With help from artists like Def Jef, the album achieved platinum status. Thanks to a slew of guest-stars, Shaq-Fu Da Return, released in 1994, established O’Neal as a gold-certified rap artist. His third album, 1996’s You Can’t Stop the Reign, was released under his own imprint, TWIsM (The World Is Mine) Records. Respect was released in 1998, while a fifth album, Presents His Superfriends, was intended for a 2001 release, before being scrapped.
O’Neal has also appeared in several films, including Blue Chips with Nick Nolte, and starred in vehicles such as Kazaam! and Steel, for which he also recorded the soundtrack albums. In recent years, he has worked a variety of film and television projects, ranging from a guest spot on the gritty police drama Southland in 2013 to starring in his sitcom pilot in 2015. In 2018 he starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Tiffany Haddish, and a slew of former NBA players in the sports comedy Uncle Drew. With an eye on expanding his business footprint, O’Neal acquired a Master of Business Administration degree from Barry University in Florida in 2005.
Later returned to the university to earn a doctorate degree in education in 2012. The basketball great became a minority owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in 2013. Also, later was named general manager of the Kings’ esports team. In 2016, he invested in the NRG Esports organization. O’Neal is also prominently involved in the restaurant industry. He purchased a Krispy Kreme in Atlanta. Then, he opened his own Southern cuisine restaurant, Shaquille’s, in Los Angeles. In 2019, he joined Papa John’s board of directors and became a brand ambassador.
Taahirah has just done her graduation. As of now, there are no reports on her net worth. But her father has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He has earned his riches from his time as an 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.
Taahirah O’Neal has not disclosed her relationship status. She is living her life off the social media bubble and focusing on her career. Now coming to her father’s relationship, Taahirah’s father and her mother, Arnette 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 are not together but they have maintained a civil relationship with her. Taahirah’s father married Shaunie O’Neal on December 26, 2002, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calfornia. 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”. After the divorce, her father also went on to have multiple relationships with Nicole Alexander, Laticia Rolle, and Annie Ilonzeh. Recently he is spotted with Dani Nicole, a Texan model in Spain.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding her body measurement, she looks quite tall. Other information about her body measurement is not available at the moment. Moreover, she has a pair of brown eyes and black hair. Taahira has a dark complexion with a very pretty face.
Talking about her social media, she is not active on any of the social media platforms. She neither uses Instagram nor Twitter and even nor Facebook. Moreover, she is just keeping her all focus on her career and family. Also, she is getting far from any media and public attention.