Shaq has a wild story about spending $70,000 at Walmart — the biggest purchase in company history. Walmart’s biggest sale in history was made by Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal said in an interview with HBO that he once spent $70,000 at Walmart in a single visit. When the Miami Heat traded Shaq to the Phoenix Suns, his apartment wasn’t furnished,
Shaq eventually began selling a line of Shaq brand shoes at Walmart that he said in 2016 sold “ over 120 million pairs of affordable shoes for kids.” The TV personality isn’t the only NBA start to sell affordable shoes, as the ex-New York Knicks player Stephon Marbury endorsed his own range of Starbury sneakers, which sell for as little as $14.98.
As a matter of fact, Shaquille O’Neal owns 50 different brands. He’ll explain. Now it’s great that Shaq owns a lot of franchises and other businesses.
Shaq also owns Big Chicken fast food in Las Vegas, several cafeterias of the Krispy Kreme franchise in Atlanta and his own restaurant Shaquille. In addition, he advertised brands such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Pepsi and Oreo.
Who made the biggest Walmart sale?
Walmart’s biggest sale in history was made by Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal said in an interview with HBO that he once spent $70,000 at Walmart in a single visit. When the Miami Heat traded Shaq to the Phoenix Suns, his apartment wasn’t furnished, so he went to Walmart to buy all of his essentials.
O’Neal said his credit card was declined at checkout. Moments later, American Express called him saying somebody tried to spend $70,000 at Walmart on his card. O’Neal had to confirm it was him. “The security team from American Express calls me, ‘Hey man, somebody stole your credit card. They’re at Walmart,’” O’Neal said.
O’Neal recently revealed on HBO that he now makes more money off of endorsements than he did in his playing career. Perhaps he can add Walmart to a collection that already includes Krispy Kreme, Gold Bond, Icy Hot, Ring, and more. Watch the clip below:
O’Neal’s credit card was declined during checkout, and he had to tell American Express that he was indeed trying to make the purchase. Shaquille O’Neal claims to own the biggest purchase in Walmart history, and it’s hard to doubt him. In an interview on HBO’s “Real Sports,” O’Neal said after the Miami Heat traded him to the Phoenix Suns in 2008, …
How much is Shaq worth?
Shaq’s net worth is reportedly $400 million and growing. And that “ growing ” part may have to do with the fact that the former basketball player also owns a shopping center, a movie theater, and several Las Vegas nightclubs. A gentle tip from The Franchise King ®:
Shaq played for six teams during his 19-year NBA career. FYI: I found this little tidbit from Shaq’s WikiPedia Page: After graduating from high school, Shaquille O’Neal studied business at Louisiana State University. Mmmmm…. That said, you need to know that Shaq is not just huge, physically.
About Ex-Professional Athletes And Business. Unfortunately, there are ex-professional athletes who are never heard from again after they retire. With that being said, there are ex-professional athletes who make a bit of a splash after they retire, then fade into the background.
FYI: Shaq took fitness brand Beachbody public in a merger worth $3 billion ( he’s an advisor ). Notice how this new investment aligns with fitness. Specifically his 24 Hour Fitness franchises. In addition, Shaq purchased a Krispy Kreme franchise business in Atlanta. ( A location that’s been around for 60 years!)