Howard Mark Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is a businessman and writer from the United States. He is known as the chairman and CEO of Starbucks and former owner of the Seattle SuperSonics. Schultz also founded Maveron, an investment company, in 1998 with Dan Levitan. In 2012, Forbes placed Schultz as the 354th richest person in the United States with a net worth of $ 1.5 billion.
Howard Mark Schultz was born to a German Jewish family on July 19, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York as the son of a former US Army soldier and truck driver Fred Schultz and his wife, Elaine. Together with his sister, Ronnie, and his younger brother, Michael, he grew up in Canarsie Bayview Houses belonging to the New York City Housing Authority. Because the Schultz family was poor, he saw opportunities in sports such as baseball, soccer, and basketball. He was educated at Canarsie High School and graduated in 1971. In high school, Schultz received high marks in sports and received an athletic scholarship to Northern Michigan University, the first person in his family to enter college. Once a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Schultz received his bachelor’s degree in Communication in 1975. He has two children, Jordan and Addison.
Born: July 19, 1953 (age 65), Brooklyn, New York, United States
Job: Chairman and CEO of Starbucks
Salary: US $ 21,775,000
Net worth: $ 1.5 billion
Wife: Sheri Kersch Schultz