The truth behind Oracle CEO Mark Hurd's Starbucks addiction

Mark Hurd StarbucksAP/Starbucks/Business InsiderOracle CEO Mark Hurd

Some time ago, we heard an oddball story about Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

The man is so addicted to Starbucks, we were told, that he’s constantly stopping his limo when he sees a Starbucks and asking his assistant to run out and buy him coffee.

So we asked Hurd about it during a Twitter AMA he held on Tuesday.

First of all, part of the story was confirmed right away by Jake Kaldenbaugh, vice president, corporate development at CA Technologies, who saw our tweet.

He has personally spotted Hurd in line at a Redwood City, California, Starbucks. (Oracle’s headquarters is located in Redwood City.)

Then, Hurd openly confessed to part of the story: he patronizes Starbucks regularly in part because Starbucks uses Oracle tech to run their loyalty card program (no doubt Hurd has a loyalty card). He’s also a fan of the non-fat latte.

But, alas, he doesn’t have a limo.


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