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Portrait de Howard Schultz
Birthday : 07/19/1953
Place of birth : New York - United States
Public asset : 2,427,496,756 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : Starbucks Corporation

Summary 
Mr. Howard S. Schultz is Co-Founder at Maveron LLC.

He co-founded Maveron in 1998 with Dan Levitan. Mr. Schultz is Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Coffee Company and Chairman of The Basketball Club of Seattle LLC.

He joined Starbucks as Director of Operations and Marketing in 1982, when the company had only four stores. With the help of local investors, he purchased the company in 1987. In 1992, Starbucks became the first specialty coffee company to become a public company and is now the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world with more than 8,000 stores in 34 countries.

He has received numerous awards in recognition of his achievements and his commitment to community service and Starbucks' employees. In September 2000, he was honored by the Columbia University School of Business with the Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. In January 2002, Mr. Schultz was named one of top 25 Managers of the Year by Business Week magazine. In April 2004, Time magazine named Mr. Schultz one of the 100 most influential people in the world today. Mr. Schultz has served on the boards of several Maveron portfolio companies including eBay and drugstore.com.

He currently serves on the board of Potbelly Sandwich Works.


Current positions of Howard Schultz 
NameTitle Since
Starbucks Corporation
(Restaurants & Bars)
Chairman-Emeritus 1985
Starbucks Coffee Singapore Pte Ltd. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
Starbucks Coffee Australia Pty Ltd. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer -
Pinkberry, Inc. Director 2012
Maveron LLC Co-Founder 1998


Holdings of Howard Schultz 
NameEquities%Valuation
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
Restaurants & Bars
37,694,0493.04%2,427,496,756 USD


Howard Schultz : Personal Network 


Biography of Howard Schultz 
Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman. He is best known as the 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.

Early life and education
Howard D. Schultz was born to a Jewish family on July 19, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of ex-United States Army trooper and then truck driver Fred Schultz, and his wife Elaine. With his younger sister, Ronnie, and brother, Michael, he grew up in the Canarsie Bayview Houses of the New York City Housing Authority. As Schultz's family was poor, he saw an escape in sports such as baseball, football, and basketball. He went to Canarsie High School, from which he graduated in 1971. In high school, Schultz excelled at sports and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Northern Michigan University On a buying trip to Milan, Italy for Starbucks, Schultz noted that coffee bars existed on practically every street. He learned that they not only served excellent espresso, they also served as meeting places or public squares; they were a big part of Italy's societal glue, and there were 200,000 of them in the country.

On his return, he tried to persuade the owners (including Jerry Baldwin) to offer traditional espresso beverages in addition to the whole bean coffee, leaf teas and spices they had long offered. After a successful pilot of the cafe concept, the owners refused to roll it out company-wide, saying they didn't want to get into the restaurant business. Frustrated, Schultz decided to leave Starbucks in 1985. He needed $400,000 to open the first store and started the business. He simply did not have the money and his wife was pregnant with the first baby. Jerry Baldwin and Gordon Bowker offered to help. Schultz also received $100,000 from a doctor who was impressed by Schultz’s energy to “take a gamble”. By 1986, he raised all the money he needed to open the first store 'Il Giornale' after the Milanese newspaper



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The Field Museum of Natural History
World Business Chicago
Spelman College
The Starbucks Foundation
Northshore University Healthsystem
National Association of Securities Professionals
LEGO System A/S
Maveron LLC
The Sundance Institute
Harvard Business School
Maveron III Entrepreneurs Fund LP


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