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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class Of 2019

The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of roughly 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.
Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, speaks at Morehouse College on Feb. 17, 2018 in Atlanta. Smith announced on Sunday he will pay off the student debt of the college's entire 2019 graduating class. Source: Paras Griffin

Billionaire investor and philanthropist Robert Smith said Sunday he is eliminating student debt for the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College.

Smith, an entrepreneur and founder of the investment firm Vista Equity Partners, made the surprise announcement in front of roughly 400 students while delivering the

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