America’s Self-Made Billionaires

By James Hires I see headlines every day proclaiming the death of the American Dream. Despair, it would seem, is the spirit of the times.

But that despair is simply unfounded.

The United States is home to more billionaires – many of them self-made – than any other country. They exemplify America’s optimism and entrepreneurial spirit, whether they were born in this country or a world away. Two of the best examples have found their names in the headlines lately…

Howard Schultz, former chairman of Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX), is running for president in 2020 as an Independent.

He was born to Fred and Elaine Schultz in Brooklyn, …read more