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Starbucks’ Schultz Hints Political Career May Be Brewing

  • Departing chairman is weighing ‘a range of options for myself’
  • Announcement is calculated to make a big splash with media
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Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down and leaving the company later this month#tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)
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Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz will leave the coffee chain later this month, fueling speculation that the billionaire may be mulling a presidential run in the age of celebrity leaders.

In the memo Monday announcing his exit, Schultz said that he is “thinking about a range of options for myself, from philanthropy to public service, but I’m a long way from knowing what the future holds.”