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Mark Wahlberg Earns His High School Diploma — For His Kids!!!

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Better late than never!

Mark Wahlberg is one of the most successful actors slash producers in Hollywood.

But one thing he didn't have that most of his peers do is a high school diploma. Mark dropped out of high school in the 9th grade and until now had never looked back. However, that is no longer the case!

The Transformers actor has earned his high school diploma after taking a series of online classes, and he says he did all of this for his kids!

Here's what he said:

"I didn't want the kids saying, 'You didn't do it, so why do I need it?' They are all wanting to do things in their future that require an education. It's also a huge sense of relief. I wondered, 'Why didn't I do it when I was there?' It's so much harder at 41 going back and trying to do all these difficult tasks."

Marky-Mark was finishing up school while shooting scenes with Denzel Washington for 2 Guns, but Mark hid his studies from his co-star.

Here's what he said:

"Denzel was always asking me what I was doing but I didn't want to share that information with him. Nobody knew, because I felt like I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch, so I didn't want to say that I was doing it until I actually finished it. What if I said I'm doing this and I didn't finish it?"

Well now he can brag about it all he wants because he totally did finish and totally did pass!

So what's the next step for the actor? Apparently it's college!

Here's what he said:

"I would love to go to USC and study film. I don't want to become a veterinarian or anything, [I want to study] things that further my career and broaden my horizon."

It's encouraging to see someone at the top of their game who keeps working to get better and better.

We guess that's why they are at the top!

Congratulations on the diploma!!!

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