top of page
Wade Lau

Richard M. Schulze


Richard M. “Dick” Schulze is the founder of Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, and founder of The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Dick served as Best Buy’s Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2002 and Chairman of Best Buy until 2012. Since 2013, his role is as Best Buy Founder and Chairman Emeritus.

Dick served full-time in the Air National Guard. He also served on the St. Thomas University board of trustees for 20 years. He retired from the board in 2015 and now serves as trustee emeritus. He is Chairman and President of Olympus Ventures, LLC, his family office; Director of Founders Properties, LLC.; founder and President of Best Jets International, a worldwide airline charter and management company; and a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership (85 of the largest corporate business partners working with legislators to develop public policy).

bottom of page