Howard Schultz has been named by Los Angeles magazine as one of the city’s most influential people for the success of his television show, Extreme Makeover, which is seen in over 100 countries worldwide. He followed the success of that show with two other hits, Next!, one of the highest rated shows in MTV history, and The Moment of Truth for FOX, one of the highest rated shows on television.
In 1992, Shultz produced an earlier hit, Studs, and subsequently formed his company, Lighthearted Entertainment. The vision he had for his company resulted in an entirely new genre of television programming known as “relationship shows.” The company continues to distinguish itself today by creating breakout hits from cutting-edge ideas.
Since 2002, Lighthearted Entertainment has also become a global leader in television formats. Schultz has traveled extensively throughout the world, working with local producers and their productions of his company’s programs. In 2008, The Hollywood Reporter, a leading entertainment industry newspaper, named Schultz as one of the top 50 forces in reality television.
Schultz received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married and has three sons.