Robert F. Smith Biography – Robert F. Smith Wiki
Robert F. Smith born Robert Frederick Smith, is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.
Smith trained as an engineer at Cornell University, earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduating from Cornell University, Smith worked at Kraft General Foods, where he earned two United States and two European patents. He left Kraft General Foods to pursue his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Smith is the founding director and President of the Fund II Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the African American experience, safeguarding human rights, providing music education, preserving the environment while promoting the benefits of the outdoors, and sustaining critical American values.
Smith is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Chair of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. He serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, as a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council, and a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Smith’s business achievements and global philanthropic works have received recognition from numerous entities – including the Morehouse Candle Award in Business and Philanthropy, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chair’s Award, the Reginald F. Lewis Achievement Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Investment Companies, the Pierre Toussaint Award from the Archdiocese of New York, the Columbia University BBSA Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Ron Brown Scholar Program American Journey Award.
Robert F. Smith Age
He was born on December 1, 1962 in Denver, Colorado, United States as Robert Frederick Smith.
Robert F. Smith Parents
He was born to Dr. William Robert Smith and Dr. Sylvia Myma Smith.
Robert F. Smith Wife – Robert F. Smith First Wife (Suzanne McFayden Smith Wiki)
Smith was separated from his first wife Suzanne McFayden Smith in 2010 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. He married his second wife Hope Dworaczyk, a former Playboy playmate, healthy living advocate, and fashion editor, on July 25, 2015.
Robert F. Smith Children
He has 5 children. He has three children with his first wife Suzanne McFayden Smith; Zoë Suzanne Smith, Eliana Frederick Smith, and Maximos Robert Smith — and two with his second wife Hope Dworaczyk; Hendrix Robert Smith and Legend Robert Smith.
Robert F. Smith Family
Robert F. Smith Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of US$5 billion.
Robert F. Smith Nationality
Smith is of American nationality.
Robert F. Smith Ethnicity
Smith is of African American ethnicity.
Robert Smith Morehouse – Morehouse Commencement 2019 Speaker
During Robert F. Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse College on Sunday, he received an honorary degree, then proceeded to tell the class of 2019 that he would be paying for their cumulative student debt.
Smith said, “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 here, and this is a challenge to you, alumni: this is my class, 2019. And my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans.”