Manny Pacquiao High School:
|Didn't attend. GED, 2007.|
Manny Pacquiao College:
|Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, General Santos City, Philippines.|
Manny Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines and completed his childhood education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City. Unfortunately, he dropped out of high school as a teenager due to extreme poverty and left home at age fourteen for the same reason - his mother did not have enough money to provide for all of her children. Nonetheless, the world-famous boxer prioritized his education; fast-forwarding to 2007, when he was 29 years old, Pacquiao passed a high school equivalency exam, earning his high school diploma. Back in the past, when he was a homeless teen, Pacquiao began boxing on the streets until he made the Philippine national amateur boxing team, who provided him with room and board. By age 16, he was boxing professionally in the minimumweight division, which he only made by stuffing his pockets with weights. Soon his immense boxing skills led him out of the Philippines and he was competing for world titles all over the globe. He won the Lineal and The Ring Featherweight Championship in 2003, becoming an internationally famous boxer. Two years and many championships later, he branched out into acting and politics; he has since enrolled at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in his hometown to study business management, and he has been given an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities by Southwestern University in recognition of his athletic and humanitarian achievements. Presently, Pacquiao has been named an honorary member of the Boston Celtics, one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world, and the world's 6th Highest Paid Athlete.