Billionaire Robert Smith has been in the headlines a lot lately. The 56-year-old chemical engineer and investor has a net worth of more than 5 billion dollars, making him the richest black person in the United States and placing him higher in the earnings category than even Oprah. He’s listed at number 355 on the list of Forbes billionaires for 2019, but he’s a billionaire who believes in giving back. Recently, he’s been in the public eye because he promised to pay off the student loans of more than 300 students at Morehouse College. This promise will cost him tens of millions of dollars, but it’s not really a surprise that he’d be this generous. A look into his background can tell a lot about Smith’s intelligence, generosity, and his drive for excellence and success.