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REAL LIFE SUPERHERO: Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pledges To Pay Off Morehouse College Grads' Student Loans!

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Black billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised Morehouse College's 2019 graduating class with a big head start in life after college. More inside...

Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith surprised Morehouse College seniors during his commencement speech telling the class that he's going to pay off all of their student loan debt. Yassss! He said the class of 2019 at Morehouse College, and all-male historically black college who also recently announced the school will be accepting trans students in 2020, was HIS class.  And told alums to take note.

"On behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we're going to put a little fuel in your bus," he told the newly minted graduates in Atlanta before saying his family was creating a grant to eliminate their student loans.

As expected, the graduating class was more than excited, giving him a standing ovation while chanting "MVP"

"Now, I know my class will make sure they pay this forward," he continued. "I want my class to look at these (alumni) -- these beautiful Morehouse brothers -- and let's make sure every class has the same opportunity going forward because we are enough to take care of our own community. We are enough to ensure we have all the opportunities of the American dream."

Check it at the 33:45 minute mark below:

As of now, it's unclear the exact amount that needs to be covered from the 396 students who copped their degrees. School President David Thomas told CNN the sum would likely be in the tens of millions of dollars. Sheesh!

The 56-year-old investor is the founder of the investment firm Vista Equity Partners, which is worth about $5 billion, according to Forbes. He's reportedtly which the richest black person in America. Mr. Smith was a chemical engineer for Goodyear and Kraft before attending business school. In the past, he has worked for Goldman Sachs, specializing in technology investments, before starting Vista Equity in 2000.

As for his personal life, he's a married man. He tied the knot with former Playboy playmate Hope Dworaczyk in 2015. Before he married Hope, he got married to Suzanne McFayden Smith in 2010. They got a divorce in 2014. He has three children with his first wife and two with Hope.

Here's a praise report that came from Mr. Smith's generousity:

YAS!

And here's a clip of some of the graduating class who will be graduating debt free: 

 

 

Congrats!

 

Photo: Getty

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