Billionaire pledges to pay off student debt of 2019 class at commencement ceremony

Billionaire pledges to pay off student debt of 2019 class at commencement ceremony

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. Now, I’ve got the alumni over there
and this is a challenge to you alumni. This is my class, 2019.
[Cheering/Applause] And my family is making a grant
to eliminate their student loans. [Gasping/Cheering/Applause] Now, I know my class will make sure
they pay this forward and I want my class to look
at these alumnus, these beautiful Morehouse brothers,
and let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity
going forward. [Applause] Because we are enough to take
care of our own community. [Cheering] We are enough to ensure we have all
the opportunities of the American dream and we will show it to each other
through our actions and through our words
and through our deeds. So, class of 2019, may the sun
always shine upon you, may the wind always be
at your back and may god always hold you
in the cradle of her hands. Congratulations. [Cheering/applause]

100 thoughts on “Billionaire pledges to pay off student debt of 2019 class at commencement ceremony

  1. What great news for all these students this man is a saint I change you everyone's lives…. if I was one of those graduates I would definitely name my son after him do you think that fat slob on 1600 Pennsylvania would do something like that hell no….

  2. If we had a decent president right now, the federal government would be paying off student debt and making college free!!!! This is why we need to elect Bernie Sanders in 2020!!!!!!!!

  3. This man is a real gentleman. We need more billionaires like this hero. Instead of people like that Facebook clown.

  4. This is so touching.. i cried .. i am so touched by his action…this is new world order.. a world in which we as blck people do for us and our brothers and sisters..thank you sir.. inchallah

  5. To think all those 300 students will probably strive to stand there where he stands, what a guy! What an inspiration!

  6. Hummmm black billionaires helping black students….not racist.. white millionaires.. billionaires helping white students..RACIST..SCREW OFF

  7. so now there are 396 unemployed African studies, football and basketball graduates with no debt walking around?

  8. what gets lost in this is the educational system is really a ponzi scheme. we borrow money, pay into the system, the school administration gets rich, professors are really well paid and get tenure and pensions, and unless we start companies we wont have jobs to pay back the loans for a long time. Im glad i did it…went to Harvard for my MBA, but it took years and years to finally pay it off. frustrating. This guy did such a great thing today. I dont think college and grad school should be ""free''…however it should be more affordable with a logical tuition structure. we shouldnt need a kind billionaire to do this…

  9. Did you notice the absence of white students if it was all white students with no black students there would have been a media storm what is the world coming to!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Robert Smith for president 2020 👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍✊✊✊✊✊✊💪💪💪💪💪💪

  11. If this was a white majority university students and a white person payed off their loans all would say this is an act of racism and white supremacy! Just sayin’

  12. Really really, nice thing to do, but at the same time imagine all the kids sitting there who worked hard to pay for college, or those parents who go in to debt paying for it. Those people prob wanted to cry

  13. Hell yeah! This is awesome and a damn generous thing to do. Hope we can see more of this from more people

  14. 13 percent of population yet make up 64 of crime in the US. If you think college students aren’t part of that 13 percent you might want to do your research.

  15. I just can’t stop crying 😭 this is beautiful 🙌🏻 what a wonderful soul! They’re off to a beautiful start 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  16. What an amazing thing to do… if the originals organised themselves again we would definitely have to concede.

  17. All these white mofos in here talking about Black privilege. If they woke up Black tomorrow they would kill themselves.

  18. I have always watched this amazing man do wonderful useful things with his money. More of the black celebrities need to do this instead of buying a million dollar car and jewelry. Once you make it go back and help the next generation. My hats go off to him for having such a kind heart. One day soon I will do the same.

  19. All the kids that worked hard, budgeted, or picked a cheaper school instead of taking on more debt are now like ‘welp, I did all that work for no reason’ 🤷‍♂️

  20. Wow hilarious how jacked up society is. When I offered to pay off over 10 thousand students at a colleges debt, I was called a racist. Yet now Robert is being idolized like some sort of a hero. He is nothing more than I. In fact, the only reason he did this was to copy my actions of paying students loans back. Seeks pretty typical for their kind to copy anD try to take credit for others work. Kind of like the new movie " the boy who harnessed the wind" its an all black movie… WAKE UP! a white man invented the windmill. Typical low lifes

  21. Congrats to all these people with useless degrees. No, I paid my student loan off without a free handout by some billionaire and my education is actually relevant to my work. But you all got lucky.

  22. But he never said that he was paying off anything from his own pockets. He said that they are “work”ing” on a GRANT to eliminate their debt”. No checks have been cut. It sounds like an empty promise to me and the last thing our community needs is an empty promise

  23. Because ANY FOOL can tell you how to waste 5 million dollars in two years. It takes REAL ABILITY to parlay a $40,000/yr career to multi-billion dollar status

  24. Now this is news my old head put me on to this I wish things like this was talked about more in the media then some rapper beating some body up at the Gucci store smh

  25. Bless this human being. May he receive more blessings in his life, May his family be protected and always abundant. That help he gave will return to him multiplied. He has no idea how much he blessed us with that.

  26. NO UPFRONT PAYMENT!! Stark Brian{Whatsapp: +1(201)201-1042 or [email protected]} is simply the best. Just got $45,000 Secure Funds Transfer to my Chase account and credit card. He paid off all my student loans, mortgage and credit card debt. Exclusively for USA and Canada citizens.
    It was worth it.

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