Robert Frederick Smith

Robert Frederick Smith

  • Occupation Businessman
  • Age: 61
  • Height: Height: 5' 8''
  • Place Of Birth: Denver, Colorado
  • Nationality: USA

Robert Frederick Smith or more commonly known as Robert Smith is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of a private equity firm called Vista Equity Partners. He is listed as the 163rd richest person in the country by Forbes.

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Early Life

Robert Smith was born on 1 December 1962 in Denver, Colorado. He is the son of Dr. William Robert Smith and Dr. Sylvia Myrna Smith. Both of his parents were school teachers. He is of African descent and grew up in a middle-class family.

Robert Smith attended Carson Elementary School and East High School and Denver for basic education. He got an internship position at Bell Labs after five months of persistence. He then attended Cornell University and graduated from there in chemical engineering in 1985. He also attended Columbia University to have his Master of Business Administration degree in 1994.

Professional Life

At the beginning of his career, Smith worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and Kraft General Foods as a chemical engineer. He got four patents while working there. He also worked for Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2000.

Then he founded Vista Equity Partners, private equity and venture capital firm in 2000. He worked as the chairman and CEO of the firm. In 2019, his firm was the fourth largest enterprise software company. He became the founding director and president of Fund II Foundation in 2014. Smith received an honorary doctorate from Huston-Tillotson University in 2014.

  • Height, Weight and Other Measurements
  • Height
    1.75 m / 5’ 8”
  • Weight
    75 Kg / 165 lbs
  • Body Measurements
    Not Available
  • Eye Color
    Dark Brown
  • Hair Color

Personal Life

Robert Smith married his first wife, Suzanne McFayden, in 1988. Suzanne was his fellow mate from Cornell University. This couple had three children with his first wife. After they got divorced in 2014, Smith married Hope Dworaczyk, a popular model, in 2015. He has two children with his second wife. Robert Smith owns homes in several different places in the country.

Cornell University has named one of their schools by the name of Robert Smith. He also received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse College.

  • Full Name
    Robert Frederick Smith
  • Date of Birth
    1 December 1962
  • Parents
    Father: William Robert Smith, Mother: Sylvia Myrna Smith
  • Spouse
    Hope Dworaczyk (m. 2015), Suzanne McFayden (m. 1988–2014)
  • Sibling
    Not Available
  • Children
    Hendrix Robert Smith

Robert Frederick Smith Net Worth

Robert Frederick Smith earned most of his wealth as the owner of Vista Equity Partners. He also had other businesses and investments from where he earned a huge amount.

  • Net Worth
    6.7 billion USD (2021)
  • Nationality
  • House
    Denver, Colorado
  • Cars
    Bentley convertible
  • Marital Status
  • Income Source
    Businessman, Investor, Chemical Engineer
  • Zodiac Sign
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Salary in 2021
    Under Review

Robert Frederick Smith Income Source

Founder, Chairman and CEO. Robert F. Smith is Vista's Founder, Chairman and CEO. He directs Vista's investment strategy and decisions, governance and investor relations.

Robert Frederick Smith Facts

- Named one of the 100 greatest living business minds by Forbes in 2017.
- Surpassed Oprah Winfrey to become the wealthiest African-American, according to Forbes.
- Named as Private Equity International's 2016 Game Changer of the Year.

Robert Smith is one of the wealthiest businessmen and is a great philanthropist. We hope now you know a lot of unknown facts about Robert Smith net worth and his life. Thank you for reading.