2016 BLACK & GOLD GALA and YOUTH SUMMIT
The 2016 Gala featured a Fireside Chat with African-American Forbes Billionaire, Robert Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Featured in the recent Forbes article “Meet The African-American Billionaire Businessman Who’s Richer Than Michael Jordan,” Robert Smith joins The Forbes 400 with a 2.5 billion fortune and the No. 268 spot on the list of the richest Americans. Smith is the second richest African-American behind Oprah Winfrey. Smith is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, Texas, private equity firm with $15.9 billion in client assets.
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