Billionaire Robert Hale Jr. Gifts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Graduates $1,000 Each

The billionaire commencement speaker at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth surprisingly gifted every graduate with $1,000 and added an extra lesson to boot.

After Granite Telecommunications founder and CEO Robert Hale Jr. received the President’s Medal at Dartmouth College in Massachusetts for his “incredible philanthropy,” he and his wife Karen’s greatest joy in life is ‘the gift of giving’ – University rreported.

“Our community and the world need our help now more than ever,” Hale said, surprising every graduate who crossed the stage with an envelope containing $500 for themselves. The announcement followed.

Businessman with a net worth of $5.4 billion net worth, according to forbespresented two large duffel bags containing cash on stage.

Hale said graduates will then receive a second envelope containing $500, which the school says is addressed to “a person in need, a charity, or someone close to them.” Stated.

“These difficult times have heightened the need to share, care and give,” the billionaire told graduates. “Our community needs you and your generosity now more than ever.”

School spokesperson Said Fox Business where 1,200 graduates received generous gifts.

“Mr. Hale spoke to the audience about his career, including losing $1 billion almost overnight, used his life as an example of resilience and perseverance, and urged people not to let failure define their lives. Dartmouth College said.