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5 Surprisingly Rich Rappers Who Don’t Have High School Diplomas

Kathryn Whitworth| November 27, 2014

Education is nowadays as important as ever. However, not everyone is given the opportunity to go and attend school. Even for the fact that it is considered as a right, there are some unexpected situations that hinder one to finish schooling. Still, whether you believe it or not, there are lots of public figures and TV personalities, who ended up successful even without a diploma.

Here are 5 surprisingly rich rappers who never got the chance to walk up the stage and receive a high school diploma:

Jay-Z

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Jay-Z is probably one of the many hip-hop artists all over the world, who has a financially stable status. The American rapper once attended school at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, but he dropped out and sold crack cocaine in his neighborhood. Today, he already owns a record label. In 2014, he was recognized by Forbes as the 3rd riches rapper on the planet, having a net worth around $520 million.

50 Cent

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50 Cent, otherwise known as Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, who gained prominence with hip-hop group G-Unit. At 15, he started selling drugs. He was forced out of Andrew Jackson High School after being caught carrying guns and drug money. After meeting Jam Master Jay, his life changed. Now, his net worth is estimated to be around $140 million.

Kesha

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Kesha attended the Brentwood High School and Franklin High School. When she was 17, she dropped out after she was convinced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke to continue her music career. She was signed with Dr. Luke’s record label at the age of 18 and years after, she appeared in Flo Rida’s hit single Right Round .It was indeed a wise move for her because now, her net worth is estimated at $40 million.

Eminem

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem, is an American rapper and producer, who spent three years in ninth grade because of bad grades. When he was 17, he decided to drop out of school. Today, he is recognized all over the world as the “Rap God.” He is also one of the best selling artists, having an estimated net worth of $170 million.

Nas

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Nas, or Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, is an American rapper, who sold over 25 million albums worldwide. He is the son of the jazz and blues musician Olu Dara. After his parents divorced in 1985, he dropped out of school. Still, he educated himself about the culture of Africans and religions with the help of Five Percent Nation. In 1994, he began his rapping career and released 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums. His net worth is estimated to be around $17 million.

And that was the 5 Rich Rappers who never got their diploma

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