Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledges to pay Morehouse College class of 2019’s student loans
Not even Morehouse knew the announcement was coming.
Addressing the college’s class of 2019, Robert F. Smith, a man who is richer than Oprah Winfrey, made a grand gesture straight out of the television mogul’s playbook.
“My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” he said on Sunday morning, bringing the approximately 400 students in caps and gowns to their feet.
“This is my class,” he said.