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

Billionaire who paid off Morehouse student loans: I still experience racism

06/17/2020

Robert F. Smith opened up to Yahoo! Finance about his own experiences with racism in America and the need to commit to change.

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How Robert F. Smith, the Wealthiest Black American, Is Making Change

06/17/2020

When the pandemic hit, Robert F. Smith rolled up his sleeves and committed to helping those most affected by this crisis weather the storm.

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Capital available from PPP to help minority businesses survive: Billionaire Robert F. Smith

06/17/2020

Black businesses have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert F. Smith joined Fox Business to talk about how we ensure they get the help they need.

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The 2% Solution: Inside Billionaire Robert F Smith's Bold Plan to Funnel Billions to America's Black-Owned Businesses

06/16/2020

Robert F. Smith discussed his bold plan to transform America’s economy to work better for the Black community with Forbes.

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In Moving Talk, America's Top Black Business Figure Envisions The Blessings That Can Emerge from the Current Tragedies

06/06/2020

Robert F. Smith talks to Forbes about using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity for reflection on how we can build a better future for Black Americans.

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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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