Contributor: Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

Howard Schultz Howard Schultz joined Starbucks Coffee Company as director of operations and marketing in 1982. In 1987, Schultz purchased Starbucks Coffee Company and became CEO. In 2008, the company reported earnings of $2.5 billion.
The Right Blend
The global success of Starbucks has seen it become a modern cultural icon, influencing how coffee is grown, bought and sold. Faced with flagging profits and a tighter market, Jamie Oliver meets...