According to Forbes, Starbucks has a market cap of $55.94 billion, as of May 2014. Investopedia states that the market cap is the figure the investment community uses in determining the size of a company.
Forbes notes that as of 2014, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has a net worth of $2.1 billion. He is a self-made billionaire, having founded Starbucks in 1971. The company employs approximately 182,000 people. The brand portfolio of Starbucks includes Seattle's Best Coffee, Tazo Tea, Evolution Fresh and La Boulange, in addition to Starbucks Coffee. Starbucks operates in the regions of North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China and Asia Pacific.