Howard Schultz graduated from North Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications prior to becoming the director of retail operations and marketing for the Starbucks Coffee Company in 1982. In 2013, Schultz was ranked No. 311 on “Forbes 400”, which lists the 400 richest individuals in the United States, he was also ranked No. 931 on Forbes list of Billionaires around the globe. To this day Starbucks has more than 21,000 stores worldwide and a market cap of over $60 billion.