10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Came From Nothing

No. 9 Howard Schultz – Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Net worth: $2 billion

The founder of Starbucks Howard Schultz grew up in a housing complex for the poor. He was able to go to the University of Northern Michigan through a football scholarship, and started working for Xerox after graduation. He then decided to take over a coffee shop, which he called Starbucks. In 1987 Schultz became the company’s CEO and grew the coffee chain to more than 16,000 outlets worldwide.