Robert F. Smith net worth: Robert F. Smith is an American businessman and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $4.5 billion. Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners LLC which he founded in 2000. Today Vista Equity Partners controls more than $30 billion in assets and has delivered an annual return north of 30% since 2000. Before launching Vista, Robert F. Smith worked for Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions division from 1994 to 2000. He worked for Kraft from 1986 to 1992. Smith graduated from Cornell University and Columbia Business School. In 2010 he launched the philanthropic effort Project Realize. Smith is the Chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and is a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council. Robert F. Smith is the richest black man in America. For several years he was the second richest black person in American behind Oprah Winfrey. Oprah's $3.3 billion net worth topped Robert's $2.5 billion net worth. In March 2018 it was revealed that Smith's net worth had rocketed to $4.5 billion, making him the richest African American person on the planet. Smith has been married to former Playboy model Hope Dworaczyk since 2015. Hope was the Playmate of the month April 2009 and Playmate of the year 2010.