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The Starbucks billionaire who could swap the coffee house for the White House

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 32: A textbook example of the American Dream, visionary business leader Howard Schultz rose from the New York projects to become the multibillionaire CEO and chairman of Starbucks, not to mention the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics and Seattle Storm basketball teams, and a leading private equity investor to boot. As the rags-to-riches coffee magnate ponders an independent 2020 presidential bid, we take a look at his incredible journey to the top.

Howard Schultz's rise to the top

A textbook example of the American Dream, visionary business leader Howard Schultz rose from the New York projects to become the multibillionaire CEO and chairman of Starbucks, not to mention the owner of the Seattle SuperSonics and Storm basketball teams, and a leading private equity investor to boot.

As the rags-to-riches coffee magnate ponders an independent 2020 presidential bid, click ahead for a look at his incredible journey to the top.

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