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Howard Schultz
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Schultz in 2019
Born
Howard D. Schultz

July 19, 1953 (1953-07-19) (age 67)
Alma mater Northern Michigan University
Occupation Former Chairman and CEO of Starbucks
Net worth Increase US$2.9 billion (Sept 2015)
Spouse(s) Sheri Kersch Schultz (m. 1982)
Children Eliahu Jordan Schultz
Addison Schultz

Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Starbucks and a former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Square, Inc..

In 1998, Schultz co-founded Maveron, an investment group, with Dan Levitan. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked Schultz as the 354th richest person in the United States, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.

On June 4, 2018, Schultz announced his retirement as executive chairman.

In January 2019, it was reported that Schultz was considering running as an independent candidate in the election. Schultz announced on January 27, 2019 that he would explore a bid as an independent candidate. However in June 2019, he ruled out a presidential bid citing health concerns. In September 2019, Schultz formally said he would not run saying he would not want to risk re-electing President Donald Trump.


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