Little is known about the finer points of 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 doesn’t hold back. In 2015, 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. That, of course, makes for a lot of empty space to fill. And now he may have more time since, in April 2017, he stepped down as Starbucks CEO to become executive chariman with a focus on social-impact initiatives and matters related to the line Starbucks Reserve.

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Sheri and Howard Schultz


Source of wealth:
Beverages (Starbucks Coffee Company); philanthropy (Schultz Family Foundation)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

Howard Schultz first joined Starbucks in 1982 as a lowly director of operations and marketing.