After Losing Over 50lbs in 2022, Shaquille O’Neal Put $6 Million into a Weight-loss Platform 

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Published 04/02/2023

In 2022, Shaquille O’Neal was showcasing his chiseled physique on social media. He did this on more than one occasion. The reason was simple too, he was losing weight drastically. 

Shaq, as per his own admittance had gained a lot of unwanted weight during the Pandemic and for more than one reason, he didn’t want to look like his co-host Charles Barkley. 

And while we would have preferred if Shaq said something more wholesome like his own health, which ultimately is the core reason, the Chuck bit is hilarious too. 

So, throughout 2022, the Lakers legend has claimed to have lost over 50 lbs. And he was so inspired by his own journey, he even decided to lay down an investment in a weight loss platform.  

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Shaquille O’Neal is part of a $6 million investment into a weight loss platform

While losing 50 lbs and also promoting weight loss supplements, which are questionable, to say the least, Shaq also wanted to continue investing. 

So, he decided to put his money into Limbo. It is a fitness or weight loss platform, to be precise. It is an app that uses real-time feedback from bio-wearables such as smartwatches and blood sugar monitors to help form habits.

Limbo uses data backed by 30 years of research and implores people to burn fat without constricting diets or following rigorous exercise plans. 

Shaq and his partners have poured in a cool $6 million as angel investors. They are backed by the same investment firm that had a hand in Deliveroo and Darktrace.  

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Shaq’s many multi-million Dollar investments

This is not the first time Shaq is making an angel investment. He is legendary when it comes to putting the money where the mouth is. He has invested in places like Google and he was an angel investor in Ring, a billion Dollar Amazon acquisition. 

So is it no surprise that we expect something like this to boom? The Lakers legend is worth a cool $400 million. His own weight loss might be recuperated in the form of net worth. Not a bad exchange we dare say. 

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is TheSportsRush's editor and creative writer. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet has created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. In his free time, he enjoys techno, football, cooking, and traveling. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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