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Straight out of high school, LeBron James went onto become one of the greatest athletes of all-time and one of the wealthiest in North American sports history. The 31-year-old has a net worth of nearly half a billion dollars, but that hasn’t led him to lose motivation to keep growing. James has spent millions of dollars to send kids to college through his I PROMISE program and he did it genuinely. The three-time Finals MVP takes education very seriously and he recently revealed that he plans on taking courses at the University of Akron.
James, who has interest in math and history plans on attending these classes when he has some downtime. Check out the details via Cleveland.com:
LeBron James is more than just a business and education partner for the University of Akron.
He is, or will be one day, a student there.
“I’m signed up at the University of Akron for whenever I’m able to get a little bit of down time,” James said Thursday. “That’s always been a conversation that took place to take some college courses, take some classes. So right now I just do a lot of reading, book reading and obviously I’m around some really good people that I kind of take their knowledge and sort it into my mind.”
A university spokesman confirmed that James is “signed up” to take classes when he’s able. It’s not hard to imagine how something was worked out — Akron did, after all, rename its college of education the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education.
“I love world history, just the history of how everything was put together,” James said. “I love that part of things, and people that founded the world, made this world such a beautiful place. I’m pretty fond of that. I love like when I go around, obviously every summer traveling places, and it’s kind of unique to see how we kind of built things of that nature. Who kind of ruled places at certain points of time. It’s pretty cool.”