Look at God! Robert F Smith is a Billionaire, technology investor and philanthropist who just announced today that he and his family are providing grants that will erase the student debt for the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College.
Can you imagine getting that news at your graduation ceremony? According to the Washington Post “Robert F. Smith made the announcement Sunday morning in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors and elicited the biggest cheers of the morning.
Smith received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse during the ceremony. He had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the pledge to eliminate the student debt for the class has been estimated at $40 million.
Morehouse College is an all-male historically black college located in Atlanta.”
“This is my class,” he said, “and I know my class will pay this forward.”
Robert F. Smith is one of the worlds 13 African American billionaires and according to Forbes is worth 5 billion dollars.