The Chairman of Starbucks was born and bred in a housing complex for the poor. He grew up watching “kids across the fence” play with all the new toys and wear all the new clothes, and this motivated him to work as hard as he could to become something. After getting into the University of Northern Michigan on a football scholarship, he would graduate and work for a company called Xerox before taking over a coffee chain called Starbucks which had only 60 shops at the time.
“I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like.”
Said Schultz in an interview.
He now has a net worth of $2.8 billion.