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Top 15 businessmen who went from rags to riches – See how they made it! (+Photos)

9. Howard Schultz

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Howard grew up in Brooklyn’s housing projects and his saving grace was his ability in sports. He was able to get a degree in Communications on a sports scholarship. He first went to work for Xerox and then became a general manager for a Swedish drip coffee manufacturer. It was in this position as manager that he visited Starbucks and decided to become a part of the growing coffee company. He eventually bought out Starbucks and turned it into the coffee and expresso giant that it is today. Howard Schultz has a net worth of over $1 billion.

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