It’s not uncommon for celebrities to drop out of school when they hit it big. They’re already making money, so I guess they don’t see a point in staying in school. I think it’s a horrible that these celebs send young fans the message that education isn’t important. That’s why I love hearing stories of celebs who recommit to their studies after they become famous.
Despite dropping out of high school ten years ago to play Jimmy Brooks on everyone’s favorite Canadian teen drama, Drake finally earned his diploma at age 25! The former Degrassi star announced the news on Twitter. “97% on my final exam. 88% in the course,” he tweeted. “One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!”
Now although he didn’t graduate as a teenager, Drake did have good reason to drop out as he used the money he made from acting to support his family. “My mother was very sick. We were poor, like broke,” he said. “The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isn’t that much money when you break it down … A season of Canadian television is under a teacher’s salary, I’ll tell you that much.”
I think it’s awesome that Drake went back after all this time and proved that it’s never too late to get an education. I hope more celebrities follow his example and get their diplomas!
Check out the gallery below to see celebrities who never graduated high school!
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