SYLVAIN GABOURY/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

SYLVAIN GABOURY/PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

Little is known about the buying habits of Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz, apart from the fact that he likes to stalk the booths at the Seattle Art Fair. But if his approach to snapping up canvases is anything like his house-buying habits, he probably doesn’t hold back. Last year he dropped $25 million on a Hawaiian dream mansion, which at 10,600 square feet is unusually big for that region of the Big Island. Presumably he has to fill the walls with something, but you may never know with what unless he invites you over for a coffee.

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Sheri and Howard Schultz

Location:
Seattle

Source of wealth:
Beverages (Starbucks)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

In August 2015, Schultz contributed an op-ed to the New York Times to dispel rumors that he would be entering the 2016 presidential election. (Though he did tell CNN’s Poppy Harlow in a Facebook Live interview in September 2016, “I’m a young man, who has a lot of time in the future. . . . I would never say never—but this is not the right time.”)