Facts of Shaunie O' Neal
|Full Name||Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson|
|Birth Name||Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson|
|Profession||TV Personality & Entrepreneur|
|Birth City||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Spouse||Shaquille O'Neal (m. 2002- div. 2011)|
|No Of Children||5|
|Education||University of Southern California|
|Date of Birth||November 27,1974|
Shaunie O'Neal, an American TV personality & entrepreneur is famous as the cast as well as executive producer of reality TV series Basketball Wives (2010- 2013, 2017-Present).
She was in 9 years of marital relationship with now-retired NBA player Shaquille O'Neal & welcomed 4 children together, which became the main reason to cast her in Basketball Wives.
Furthermore, O'Neal created the Basketball Wives LA (2011- 2016); she served as its executive producer & also of short-lived series Baller Wives (2017).
What Is Shaunie O'Neal's Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 45-year-old Shaunie has a net worth of $35 million as of April 2020.
Turned professional in 2010, the Wichita Falls, Texas-born personality made a hefty fortune through the reality series Basketball Wives and its spin-off Basketball Wives LA.
Along with being a main cast in the series, she served as one of the executive producers of Basketball Wives (in 94 episodes) and Basketball Wives LA (all 5 Seasons).
Reportedly, as an executive producer, Shaunie made $150,000-an-episode from the original reality series. However, she is tight-lipped regarding her payroll as the cast from the series.
Sources report that O'Neal earns the salary of a high 6-digit figure per episode from that reality series. Her former co-star Royce Reed (Season 1- Season 4) who left in 2012, earned $$20,000-an-episode, totaling $340,000 for a season.
As for a fact, the 5 ft. 7 inches tall TV personality and her co-star Evelyn Lozada is the only to appear in Basketball Wives (Season 1- Season 8).
So far, she is considered the wealthiest cast of Basketball Wives, with other Top-4, follow-ups as:
- Jennifer Williams- $25 million (ranks #2)
- Jackie Christie- $10 million (ranks #3)
- Malaysia Pargo- $3.5 million (ranks #4)
Other Sources Of Income
In collaboration with Chinese Laundry, in 2011, Shaunie launched a shoe line 'Shaunie’s Must haves' with a price range of $79.95 to $200.
Furthermore, as an avid user of Instagram, she can sum up a considerable sum through online promotional deals.
As of April 2020, O'Neal has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram (@shaunieoneal5) that has the potential to earn in the range of $2,583 - $4,305 per sponsored post.
Prominence In TV Career
After a year of filing for divorce, Shaunie, in 2010, made her TV breakthrough as one of the main cast of Basketball Wives, a reality series that features wives, girlfriend or those romantically linked with NBA players.
Before that, she worked as a film marketer & later made TV debut through The Love Shaq (in 2009, TV special) and All-Star Comedy Jam ( in 2009, a TV Special documentary).
In the reality TV series Basketball Wives until its halt in 2013 (after completion of Season 5), she appeared alongside co-stars:
- Royce Reed (Season 1-4)
- Suzie Ketcham (Season 1-5)
- Gloria Govan (Season 1 only)
- Jennifer Williams (Season 1-4, Season 7-8)
- Evelyn Lozada (Season 1-8)
- Tami Roman (Season 2- Season 8)
Later, on April 17, 2017, the series was revived for Season 6 with the addition of new casts: Jackie Christie and Malaysia Pargo.
So far, it records 8 seasons (totals 113 episodes)- the Season 8 completed on October 16, 2019, & Season 9 is yet to be announced officially.
Moreover, Shaunie O' Neal created a spin-off of Basketball Wives, called Basketball Wives LA (2011- 2016, 71 episodes).
Reportedly, the TV personality has served as executive producers of Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA.
Divorce With Shaquille O'Neal: How Much Alimony & Child Support She Got?
Shaunie married Shaquille O'Neal on December 26, 2002, at Beverly Hills Hotel. Together, the couple welcomed 4 children; 2 before marriage & 2 after marriage: Shareef (born in 2000), Amirah (2001), Shaqir (2003), and Me’arah (2006).
Even though they had reconciled after a brief split on September 4, 2007, Shaunie later filed for divorce on November 10, 2009.
The couple's divorce finalized on May 11, 2011, with an agreement of $100,000 in monthly child support to Shaunie O'Neal.
Moreover, The Richest, in 2018, claimed that the yearly payment for alimony & child support was $5.04 million.
Despite paying such a whopping sum as per divorce agreement, her ex-husband Shaquille, a retired NBA player stands with a net worth of $400 million even now.
Thanks to Shaquille's NBA career of 19 seasons that earned him $286.344 million in career earnings & stints at Board of Directors of Papa Johns, getting hands over $8.25 million in salary and stocks.
Did you know? Both Shaunie & Shaquille had a child from their previous relationships; she had a son Myles (b. 1997) with her ex-boyfriend while Shaq welcomed daughter Taahirah with his then-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.
Where Does Shaunie O'Neal Live?
Currently, the American TV personality lives in Los Angeles, California in her 6-bedroom house, which was attempted by thieves to break into in 2018, the TMZ reports.
Further details of the residence are not out but it is estimated to be worth millions of dollars. On average, a house in LA costs $859,000.
Unlike her, Shaunie's ex-husband Shaquille is quite open about his property disclosure. He owns many costly estates that include:
- House in Boston, Massachusetts with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms & 3 half-bathrooms- bought in 2011 for $8.75 million
- Bell Canyon, California house- Purchased for $1.815 million in 2018
- A 14-Acre compound in McDonough, Georgia with 2 homes- Purchased in June 2016 for $1.5 million
- 12 bedrooms & 15 bathrooms house in Florida- Bought in 1993 for $4 million (put for sale in 2019 asking $21.9 million)
Furthermore, he reportedly drives luxury cars such as Ferrari 355 Spider, Buick Lacrosse & Rolls Royce Phantom.
Shaunie was born Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson on November 27, 1974, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the USA. She is low-key about her family background disclosure.
Raised in Los Angeles, Nelson graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997. An American by nationality, Shaunie hails from a black ethnic background.