Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) Net Worth 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq poses backstage ahead of the What We Wear show during London Fashion Week Men's January 2018 at BFC Show Space on January 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Rebecca Lewis/BFC/Getty Images)

As of 2021, Big Shaq’s net worth is $1 million. Michael Dapaah, AKA “Big Shaq”, is an English comedian, actor, rapper, and social media celebrity. He recently rose to fame with the single “Man’s Not Hot”, which became a viral sensation around the world.



Michael Dapaah


10 August 1991
Crydon, London, England

Net Worth

$1 milllion




Rapper, Comedian, Actor


5ft 9inches

Early Life

Michael Dapaah was born on the 10th August 1991, in London, England.

Before his mainstream success as a comedian, Dapaah was working in Vodafone; he said that he’d had enough of that life, and wanted to focus on something that allowed him to unleash more creativity.

This is when he began creating comedy skits, and creating characters like Big Shaq, who’s now become a huge sensation online.

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Michael Dapaah began his career by building a social media following for his brief comedic online skits, which he then adapted into his mockumentary series on YouTube titled SWIL (Somewhere in London).

SWIL started reaching almost 500,000 views on every episode, but the mainstream success didn’t come until Big Shaq appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s ‘Fire in the Booth’.

After appearing on the show, Big Shaq blew up online, and released his song ‘Man’s Not Hot’, which quickly went viral.

Although Big Shaq is only a character portrayed by Michael Dapaah, he’s done an incredible job of capturing elements with Shaq that boosted his success.


Here are some of the best highlights of Michael Dapaah’s career:

  • Start SWIL (Somewhere In London)
  • Big Shaq was born
  • “The Ting Goes” meme went viral on social media
  • Shaq appeared on ‘Fire in the Booth’
  • Released ‘Man’s Not Hot’ music video