Things to know about Billionaire Robert F. Smith
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21 May 2019 | 7:53 pm
Billionaire Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker at Morehouse College, told the graduating class on Sunday he's paying off their student loans estimated to be about $40 million. Here are things to know about the black-American billionaire.
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