Robert F. Smith, the founder and CEO of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Last year, “Forbes” ranked Smith as the 163rd richest person in America, worth about $4.4 billion. This year Robert’s fortune is up to $5 billion.
Recently, Smith donated $1.5 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta, but yesterday made a decision to donate more! During the 2019 commencement for 400 graduation seniors, Morehouse honored Robert with an honorary doctorate. It was during his speech when he made the announcement!
Talk about a graduation gift! Morehouse College Spring Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith will be establishing a grant to pay off the Class of 2019’s Student Loans so they’ll be graduating debt free! What a time to be a Morehouse Man!