Taahirah O’Neal, the daughter of Shaquille O’Neal and his former girlfriend, Arnetta Yardbourgh, was born on July 19, 1996, in Orlando, Florida. Taahira O’Neil grew up in Houston, Texas. In 2019, she graduated magna cum laude from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She had a minor in Politics and African American Studies.
Aside from her academic achievements, Taahirah has also been actively involved in community outreach, fundraising, and development initiatives in Houston. Her LinkedIn profile reflects her dedication to supporting various organizations and charities in the city. Currently, she works as a Communications Analyst at PepsiCo, where she previously served as a Communications Associate Analyst. She also has experience working in social media marketing in different organizations.
Taahirah has demonstrated a passion for volunteer work and has been involved with civil rights organizations, social action groups, and hospitals. Her commitment to giving back to the community is admirable.
Shaq O’Neil: An Entrepreneur
Shaquille O’Neal, a dominant NBA player who earned huge paychecks during his career, was an astute businessman off the court. He endorsed a range of brands, including JCPenney, Five Guys, Papa Johns’s, and Krispy Kreme. He owned almost 200 franchises of Five Guys, Auntie Annie’s Pretzels, and Papa Johns’s, and was one of the few players in the 1990s who were knowledgeable about the stock market.
During the bond rally of the 1990s, he invested in top Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, General Electric, and PepsiCo. Shaquille was not hesitant to invest in emerging technologies and businesses. He invested in Tout Industries, a social video service startup, and NRG esports. He was also a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings from 2013 to 2022.
In addition to his successful business ventures, Shaquille has had an eventful post-playing career, engaging in various media-related activities such as acting, rapping, and DJing. His most noteworthy media appearance is as an NBA analyst for TNT.