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Smith made headlines in May when he announced the gift while speaking at the Morehouse College class of 2019's commencement.

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 ‘c...

The national total student debt is over $1.5 trillion, according to Student Loan Hero. Billionaire Robert F. Smith called that total "atrocious."
Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith said the goal of his gifts is to "liberate the human spirit."

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 ...

"I'm the first generation in my family to have all my rights in America," Smith said, "and when I think about that, I take that responsibility seriously."

The billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire graduating class just pledged to pay off their parents’ educational loans, t...

The gift to Morehouse College will cost billionaire Robert F. Smith $34 million, the historically black college said in a press release September 20.
Portrait of billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith, after an interview by Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, on August 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Meet Robert F. Smith, the billionaire tech investor who surprised Morehouse College’s graduating class by announcing he’d pay off all thei...

Billionaire Robert F. Smith announced during a commencement speech that he would be paying off student loans for Morehouse College's graduating class.

A billionaire commencement speaker at a Georgia college announced that he will pay off the Class of 2019’s student loans

Robert F. Smith announced in his commencement speech at a Georgia men's college that he would wipe the graduating class' student debt.