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Read the latest news mentions about Robert F. Smith and his business and giving to support his communities.

Read the Memo Private-Equity Titan Robert F. Smith, the Richest Black Man in the US, Sent to His Staff About America’s Racial Unrest

06/01/2020

Robert F. Smith shared a powerful and deeply personal message with his staff after the killing of George Floyd.

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A Statement from Robert F. Smith on the Death of George Floyd

06/01/2020

In a candid and powerful letter to the Vista Equity Partners team, Robert F. Smith acknowledged the pain our country is experiencing and called for change.

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Vista Partners Founder Calls for a Fintech Revolution to Help Pandemic-Hit, Minority-Owned Small Businesses

05/10/2020

Minority-owned businesses have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert F. Smith joined Meet the Press to discuss how we can help them recover.

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Robert F. Smith Talks Debt at Davos After Clearing Loans at Morehouse

01/24/2020

Robert F. Smith hopes that his gift to the Morehouse College graduating class will allow them to share in the generational wealth that has been out of reach for too many African American families.

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Five Business Lessons for Young Professionals From the Nation’s Wealthiest African American, Robert F. Smith

10/15/2019

In this Black Enterprise piece, Robert F. Smith shares some tips and life lessons with the next generation of business leaders.

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Meet Robert F. Smith, the Billionaire Who’s Paying Off Student Loans

09/20/2019

Business Insider profile of Robert F. Smith talking about his life, family, and philanthropic pursuits.

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Who Is Robert F. Smith? Learn More About the Billionaire Whose Generosity Shocked a Graduating Class

05/19/2019

TIME Magazine profiles Robert F. Smith after his announcement that he would eliminate the student debt of an entire graduating class.

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Who Is Robert F. Smith, the Man Paying Off Morehouse Graduates’ Loans?

05/19/2019

This New York Times piece profiles Robert F. Smith, the man behind the surprise Morehouse College grant to eliminate the student debt of an entire class.

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