When most people are selling their house, they hire a real estate agent, and let them find a buyer. But Shaquille O’Neal is not your average person. Shaq utilized his Instagram account that has over 15.3 million followers to try to sell his mansion in Los Angeles.
Shaq announced that he was retiring from the NBA on June 1, 2011. Despite not receiving money coming in from playing basketball, O’Neal told the Wall Street Journal that he had “probably quadrupled” by following a Jeff Bezos strategy of investing in companies that are “going to change people’s lives.”
Shaq now has a net worth of $400 million. The NBA Hall of Famer is about to make his assets a little more liquid by selling off his L.A. mansion.
Shaquille O’Neal is selling his luxurious 5,217-square-foot home located in the Bell Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. To sell the five-bedroom that was built in 1990, Shaq shared a video tour of his property on Instagram.
The house with four and a half bathrooms is on an acre of land with a heated pool, jacuzzi, and fire pit. The home is within walking distance from a community center, a gym, and a tennis court.
“It’s in a premier cul-da-sac offering privacy,” Shaq wrote in the Instagram post. “It’s an open floor plan with a two story foyer leading to a formal living room with vaulted beam ceilings off a formal living room with porcelain flooring and chef’s kitchen.”
The home features “marble countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.”
“The first floor has a family room, dining room, wine closet, wet bar, media room, laundry room, office and a bedroom,” Shaq said. “Upstairs has the master bedroom and three additional bedrooms.”
There is also artwork around the home that pays tribute to iconic rappers. There are two paintings of the Notorious B.I.G., a painting of Tupac Shakur from the movie Poetic Justice in the living room, and a painting of Nipsey Hussle in the formal living room.
There is also a painting of Bugs Bunny and Lola as hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Plus, there is a movie poster of Shaq’s 1997 superhero movie Steel and a movie poster of the classic basketball film Blue Chips that starred O’Neal and Nick Nolte. There are several paintings of Shaq throughout the house.
If you want to buy Shaq’s house, you’ll need $2.5 million. O’Neal originally bought the home in 2018 for $1,815,000, then listed the property in November of 2019. It hasn’t sold yet, so Shaq decided to advertise on his Instagram.
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I’M SELLING MY HOME IN BELL CANYON CA. 5 bedroom 4.5 bath 5,217 SQFT (APX) 1 ACRE LOT It’s in a premier cul-da-sac offering privacy. It’s an open floor plan with a two story foyer leading to a formal living room with vaulted beam ceilings off a formal living room with porcelain flooring and chef’s kitchen. The kitchen has marble countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The first floor has a family room, dinning room, wine closet, wet bar, media room, laundry room, office and a bedroom. Upstairs has a the master bedroom and three additional bedrooms. The house is walking distance from the community center, state of the art gym and tennis courts. It can be all yours for $2.5M. For SERIOUS buyers please send an email to Sellingbellcanyon@gmail.com for more information.