Back in May of 2017, Aubrey Drake Graham, affectionately known by his fans as Drake, was said to have an estimated net worth of $90 million, according to Forbes, who had him at #5 on their Forbes Five list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists. At 30 years of age, Drake has deals with everyone from Apple to Nike, and an insane tour schedule that reportedly nets him $1 million a night. He's even doing things like linking up with his dad to sell whiskey, which no doubt will bring more bread to his dinner table, if you know what I mean.
While most fans are pondering if Take Care 2 is actually a thing, Drake's on the 'gram subtly letting folks know where his loot REALLY comes from: Degrassi royalty checks, from his years spent playing Jimmy Brooks, the rapping kid who also got shot and spent the rest of his time on the show in a wheelchair.
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Wait, don't close the tab yet. I get it. "What the fuck is an $8.25 check going to do, khal? You can't even cop a dope fidget spinner for that price, khal." But one has to assume that Drake's thinking the long game... right? After all of the mansion parties and strip club sessions and trips to Cheesecake and loot being spent on expensive clothes and billboards for Rihanna and whatever other expensive fly shit Drake does with his multi-millions, he might be keeping these Degrassi checks rolled into some good 401Ks or some high-level stock investments.
Don't believe me? In May of 2016, CNN said you could start investing with as little as $5. I've been out of school for a while, but I know that $8.25 is more money than $5. Apparently, there are apps that will let you begin your new life as an investor with $5 (or, say, the "spare change" from purchases at Starbucks or something), and they will diversify the fuck out of your portfolio.
Maybe Drake saw this while he was dodging the hate for Views and decided to do something with that Degrassi money. You don't know how high risk some of his stock moves are!
Or maybe Drake's taking a hint from the "Working for the Weekend" episode of Degrassi and stacking his Degrassi checks to make some bomb t-shirts. Maybe he's a t-shirt king on the low, and he just raps to keep his name out there. Maybe Drake doesn't need this endorsement money, because he wisely invested in himself back in the day to keep his life set well into his, um, early 30s. Maybe Drake could retire from rap tomorrow and live off this Degrassi check-funded t-shirt empire.
You don't know anything but the fact that Drake's still big ballin' with those Degrassi checks.