Shaq Makes His Kids Submit Resumes And Business Plans Because He Believes In Nepotism Done The Right Way

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"I'm caring, I'm funny. I'm honest — and I teach by example."

Shaq has given his two cents on the whole "nepotism baby" debate.

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In an interview with People, Shaq shared, "I don't give a shit what you are, because if it's done the right way, I believe in nepotism."

Shaquille O'Neal and his children

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Shaq has six kids and hopes they all get an education to continue "running what I started" and "contribute to the generational wealth" he's generated.

Shaunie O'Neal, Shaquille O'Neal, and their children

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But he said they still have to prove themselves if they want his help in starting their own businesses.

Shaquille O'Neal and four of his children

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"When it comes time that you want to do something, we're going to do it like you have to do it in the real world. If I like it, I'll do it. I'll point you in the direction of somebody to get it done and you're on your way."

Taahirah O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal

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They even have to provide a "resume," "a business plan," and "numbers" to back up their proposals.

Shaquille O'Neal and his sons Shareef O'Neal and Shaqir O'Neal

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But even though he himself had difficulty helping his son write his resume because he "never had a real job," he said he wants to lead by example.

Shaquille O'Neal and son Shareef O'Neal

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"I'm caring, I'm funny. I'm honest — and I teach by example. I can tell my kids to go get an education, but I'm the example."

Shaquille O'Neal and five of his children

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Read more from his People interview here.

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