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

    "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.

    Shaquille O'Neal

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    "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

    Read more from his People interview here.