Robert F. Smith is the CEO and founder of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The billionaire was just on the cover of Forbes’ richest Americans issue.
The 52-year-old worked tirelessly to create a $2.5 billion fortune – landing him at No. 268 spot on the list of the richest Americans. Coming in as the second richest African-American after Oprah Winfrey. He’s even created more capital that Michael Jordan!
Smith started as an intern at Bell Labs and eventually made his way to one of the leading investment banking companies, Goldman Sachs – but not without a fight. Read his full story here.