Shaquille R. O’Neal

by Justin Cates
Shaquille R. O’Neal
Founder & Chairman
The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation
Serves on Board of Directors for: Papa John’s International, Inc.

Shaquille R. O’Neal is the Founder & Chairman of The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation. O’Neal was appointed to the Board in March 2019.  His business career includes success in broadcasting, endorsements, music, television and gaming.  He has served as an analyst on Inside the NBA since 2011.  He has been an investor in franchised and other restaurants since 2010 and actively operates Big Chicken, a fast casual fried chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, and Shaquille’s, a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles.

O’Neal is considered to be one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history, drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. His NBA career spanned from 1992 until 2011.

O’Neal serves on the national Board of Directors of Communities In Schools, a non-profit devoted to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.

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