Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz

  • Howard Schultz took charge of Starbucks in the 1980s and turned a regional coffee company into one of the world's top brands.
  • Schultz expanded Starbucks from 11 stores to more than 30,000 worldwide and made it a social hub for many Americans.
  • In June 2018, Schultz stepped down as executive chairman and board member of the company he joined in 1982. He is now chairman emeritus.
  • In September 2019, Schultz announced he would not run for president, saying that his independent run would risk the re-election of Donald Trump.
  • The Schultz Family Foundation invests in training and hiring veterans and youths with the goal of hiring 1 million young people by 2021.
  • Through his VC firm Maveron Capital, Schultz invests in other consumer businesses such as Groupon, Madison Reed, Allbirds and Lucy.




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