4 of 9
BACKNEXT
Howard Schultz (Starbucks)
Howard Schultz (Starbucks)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
Retired 2000, returned 2008

The chain went through two post-Schultz CEOs. Overexpansion troubles began in 2006, and chairman Schultz replaced CEO No. 2, Jim Donald, with ... himself. But Schultz's efforts this year to turn the coffee house around have so far stumbled: The company reported Nov. 10 a 97% drop in quarterly profits and announced it would close 600 U.S. stores, more than previously expected.

NEXT: Jack Welch (General Electric)
Last updated February 17 2009: 1:35 PM ET
The genius behind Steve Jobs Could operations whiz Tim Cook run the company someday? More
More faces on Apple's benchCook isn't the only star obscured by Steve Jobs' celebrity. Here's a sampling of the executive talent at Apple's core. More
The trouble with Steve The same traits that make Jobs a great CEO drive him to put his company, and his investors, at risk. More
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.