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The billionaire who dished out $34 million to pay off student loans for an entire college class says America’s student loan system is a ‘catastrophe’

Robert F. Smith, the billionaire software investor who spent $US34 million to pay off student loans for an entire college class, called American’s $US1.5 trillion in student loans “atrocious” in an interview with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker. In September, Smith expanded that pledge when he also promised to pay […]
The billionaire who dished out $34 million to pay off student loans for an entire college class says America’s student loan system is a ‘catastrophe’
Lifestyle

Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire college class, said his $34 million gift was inspired by a small act of philanthropy he saw his mum make

In May, billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loan debt for an entire graduating class. Smith made the announcement that he would pay off the student loans of the 400 graduating seniors during his commencement address at Morehouse College. In September, he followed up on the announcement […]
Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire college class, said his $34 million gift was inspired by a small act of philanthropy he saw his mum make
Strategy

The best advice CEOs gave the class of 2019 at college graduations

Many notable CEOs addressed college graduates during commencement speeches this year. CEOs from Apple’s Tim Cook to FUBU’s Daymond John shared stories and advice on leadership, adversity, and success. Here’s the best advice CEOs gave the Class of 2019. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Commencement speeches are a […]
The best advice CEOs gave the class of 2019 at college graduations
Markets

Meet Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who paid off an entire class’ student loans and reportedly will now pay $140 million to settle a four-year investigation into his taxes

Robert F. Smith is a billionaire tech investor and philanthropist who founded and serves as CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Smith was the target of a four-year investigation into his personal taxes that ended when the billionaire agreed to pay $US140 million in back taxes, penalties, and interest. Smith made […]
Meet Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who paid off an entire class’ student loans and reportedly will now pay $140 million to settle a four-year investigation into his taxes