After retiring from the NBA in 2011 after a 19-year basketball career, Shakil O & # 39; Neill is also as successful in the business: among the first investors in Google, he has since collected an impressive portfolio, including Apple's investments, Hour Fitness and nightclubs in Las Vegas. He also has shares and stakes in 17 Auntie Anne, Krispy Kreme and Big Chicken Restaurant in Las Vegas.
When it comes to investments, the former NBA star draws inspiration from the founder and chief executive of the Amazon.
"I heard Jeff Bezos once said that he would invest if he changed people's lives," O'Neal told Neal in a recent interview to the Wall Street Journal. "When I started implementing this strategy, I think I probably increased my fortune four times," acknowledges the basketball legend.
This helps him to decide what options they will use and which ones will be missed.
Neill also loves to work with the companies he likes. Of all his investments, Krispy Kreme defines himself as the favorite "because I love the rings." … Krispy Kreme is a great donut. I learned about them at school and since then I've been in love with them. "