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With 17 Stunning Words, This Billionaire's Speech Became the Single Best Commencement Address of All Time

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20.05.2019

Lots of commencement speakers tell new graduates to use their gifts and make the world a better place.

Robert F. Smith, a multibillionaire who spoke to graduates at ​Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday did a lot more than that. He pledged to pay off all 396 graduating seniors' student loan obligations, and urged the class of 2019 to "make sure [you] pay this forward."

His insanely generous gift was completely unexpected. Journalists were left scrambling to guess the total amount he was pledging, since it doesn't seem anyone had known or thought to calculate the how much the........

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