During his interview with Koch, O’Neal reflected on his career and the privilege that it came with.
“I am grateful because I realize that the position I am in, in life is a lucky position. I never had a real job in my life. When I was trying to help my son fill out a resume, I had to call somebody … I couldn’t do it … I was embarrassed,” O’Neal said.
Although the TNT sports analyst lacks the formal career history that many Americans have, he has been able to tap into some key ventures and position himself as a well-rounded investor and businessman.
Some of Shaq’s businesses include ownership of several franchises, including Papa John’s, 24-hour fitness centers, and more. He is also the part owner of brands like Playboy, Elvis Presley, Forever 21, and JC Penney.
Additional accolades O’Neal has is a part of his educational pursuits. The former Los Angeles Lakers Center earned an online MBA from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in education from Barry University in Miami.