“I Look For Moms”: Shaquille O’Neal Explains How He is Using His $400 Million Net Worth to Make the World a Better Place

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published January 26, 2023

Shaquille O’Neal has always been one of the more selfless people on the face of the planet. However, in the last few years, that side of him has been especially apparent. It’s almost like he has taken an oath to give all of his $400 million net worth away.

Oftentimes, there will be a news report about Shaquille O’Neal simply buying random strangers whatever they wanted. And on one occasion, for a mother and a son, he did it once again.

And let’s just say, the story will absolutely melt your heart.

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Shaquille O’Neal once decided to buy a mother her kid’s laptop that they needed for school

Not everyone is as blessed as Shaquille O’Neal. And it appears that no one understands it more than the man himself.

In an interview a few years ago, Shaq spoke about how he is trying to make the world a better place. And as he revealed, one of his strategies is to simply go into stores and look for mothers.

And according to the man, on one occasion it worked a treat. Take a look at him explain in the short YouTube clip below.

We can only imagine the joy and relief in the woman’s heart after Shaquille O’Neal’s actions.

Quite often, even the most philanthropic celebrities will simply partner up with brands to give back to the community. And while that is more than admirable, Shaquille O’Neal is just built differently.

And apparently, his build says that he has to help everyone in every way humanely possible.

Shaquille O’Neal’s shoe brand came from his philanthropic side too

Many long-time NBA fans will remember that Shaquille O’Neal was one of Reebok’s biggest athletes. However, despite that, many can often see ‘Shaq’ basketball shoes in Walmart.

Why is that?

Well, on one occasion Shaquille O’Neal decided to explain.

At times it can seem like Shaquille O’Neal’s kindness truly knows no bounds.

And frankly, we’re starting to think that it truly doesn’t.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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