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Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt
Tech investor vows to cover estimated $40 million tab
Morehouse student debt
Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with Morehouse College president David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College — an estimated $40 million. (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans — estimated at up to $40 million.
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