Howard Schultz is an American entrepreneur, best known to be the former owner of Seattle SuperSonics, and the current CEO and chairman of Starbucks. He has also been the co-founder of Maveron, the investment group, and a Board of Directors member of Square Inc.
Brought up in a poor family living in a housing project in Brooklyn, Howard is presently operating over 21,000 Starbucks stores across the globe, with which he has a market cap of around $60 billion.
Let’s have a look at the Howard Schultz Family.
Howard Schultz Parents – Fred Schultz & Elaine
Schultz belongs to a Jewish family, and he was born in Brooklyn of New York. His father was Fred Schultz, an ex-US Army trooper and a truck driver, and mother was Elaine, a housewife. He had one brother, Michael, and one sister, Ronnie, with whom he was brought up in Canarsie Bayview Houses of the city’s housing authority. Belonging to a poor family, he was interested in sports like football, basketball and baseball. He graduated from the Canarsie High School in 1971, and received an athletic scholarship for Northern Michigan University. With this, he became the first member of his family to attend a college and graduate.
Howard Schultz Spouse – Sheri Kersch
Howard married Sheri Kersch in 1982, with whom he has two children, one daughter and one son. She is an interior designer by profession. In 1996, she established The Schultz Family Foundation with her husband, with which she invests in new partnerships and solutions to strengthen businesses and communities. At present, they reside in a lavish home in Seattle, Washington.
Howard Schultz Children
Eliahu Jordan Schultz, the son of Howard Schultz, born in 1986, is working as a sports column writer for The Huffington Post. He married Breanna Lind Hawes in 2011 in a civil ceremony, and later by a rabbi.
Addison, his daughter, born in 1990, graduated in social work in New York.
Breanna Lind Hawes, the daughter-in-law, is the daughter of Taylor L. Hawes and Tammy L. Constancio. She finished her graduation from the University of Washington, and is the senior manager in entertainment and sports marketing group, Edelman. Her father is CFO for Microsoft Redmond division, and mother is a retired X-ray technician.
Howard Schultz’s net worth has been estimated to be US $ 3 billion, and he is counted among some of the richest people in the US, and also across the globe.