Businessman who became founder, chairman, and CEO of Starbucks. He also owned the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics from 2002 to 2006.
He got his start selling coffee drip machines and noticed a Seattle coffee place called Starbucks was buying many of them.
He was named 2011 Businessperson of the Year by Fortune Magazine.
He had a son and a daughter with his wife, interior designer Sheri Kersch Schultz.