Howard Schultz – cracking it with coffee
Howard may be the CEO of the giant Starbucks franchise, but he has never forgotten his roots. Having grown up in a housing estate for the poor, he never had a chip on his shoulder, but he did have a desire to do something meaningful with his life.
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Howard won a scholarship to the University of Michigan and after graduating found a job with Xerox. He moved on to buy a coffee chain called Starbucks, which then had 60 shops. He became company CEO in 1987 and grew the chain to 16 000 outlets worldwide. His net worth: $2.9-billion