Kate Taylor, provided by Published 10:06 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Starbucks Howard Schultz announced on Monday that he would be stepping down as Starbucks' chairman, sparking rumors of a potential presidential run in 2020. Schultz has spearheaded a number of progressive initiatives at Starbucks, including speaking out in favor of gay marriage, refugee rights, and police brutality. Two former Starbucks employees who worked closely with Schultz told Business Insider that the billionaire had "quietly" surrounded himself with politically minded people, developing a personal relationship with the Clintons. Howard Schultz is leaving Starbucks after more than three decades at the company, a period in which he served as both CEO and — most recently — executive chairman. Business Channel Now Playing: Now Playing The 6 Biggest New iPhone Features Apple Just Announced Time Microsoft Is Acquiring Software Development Platform GitHub … [Read more...] about People are convinced that Howard Schultz will run for president now that he is leaving Starbucks. Here’s what we know about the billionaire’s political history and high-profile connections. (SBUX)
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Howard Schultz is leaving Starbucks after more than three decades at the company, a period in which he served as both CEO and – most recently – executive chairman. With the outspoken billionaire’s departure, rumours regarding a potential 2020 presidential campaign immediately started to heat up. The New York Times asked Schultz directly about a presidential run after news of his departure from Starbucks broke. Schultz said: “I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service. But I’m a long way from making any decisions about the future.” While Schultz has long maintained he was not planning to run for president, rumours have followed the businessman for years. Schultz has long acted in a manner very similar to a political candidate, even when he was leading Starbucks. Here’s an overview of Schultz’s long history of dabbling in politics – and of making connections to politicians, including the … [Read more...] about People are convinced that Howard Schultz will run for president now that he is leaving Starbucks. Here’s what we know about the billionaire’s political history and high-profile connections.
Howard Schultz announced he was stepping down as Starbucks’ executive chairman on Monday. Schultz has long fueled rumors of presidential aspirations and told The New York Times his next step “could include public service.” Democratic strategists told Business Insider that Schultz would have an uphill climb. While Starbucks workers said they respect Schultz’s dedication to social issues, some who worked closely with the former CEO questioned why he would “ruin his life” by running for office. Starbucks’ Howard Schultz has long fueled rumors regarding his presidential aspirations. On Monday, Schultz announced he was stepping down from his role as executive chairman at the chain. Immediately, those rumors intensified. The New York Times asked Schultz directly about a presidential run with news of his departure. Schultz said: “I intend … [Read more...] about Everyone thinks Starbucks’ Howard Schultz is going to run for president now that he’s leaving his coffee juggernaut — and people are split on if it’s a good idea
Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee shop into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced on Monday (Jun 4) that he was retiring from the company, fuelling speculation he may run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, Washington on March 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Redmond (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images) Schultz, 64, has been serving as executive chairman of Starbucks since stepping down as chief executive in April of last year and handing over to Kevin Johnson. Schultz will leave the company at the end of the month and will take on the title of chairman emeritus, Starbucks said in a statement. Schultz's announcement triggered immediate speculation that he may consider entering politics as a Democrat and run for the White House two years from now. Schultz told The New York Times he hadn't decided on his next move yet, but "for some time now, … [Read more...] about Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president
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