Number of Starbucks stores today: 12,440. Number the company is aiming to have: 40,000. Relevant quote: “Going to the other side of the street can be a barrier,” said Launi Skinner, senior vice president in charge of Starbucks’ store development. Annual GDP of the United Arab Emirates: $98.1 billion. Annual GDP of Kuwait: $52.76 billion. Exxon Mobile revenue, 3Q2006: $99.59 billion. Costs per gallon: Crude oil: $1.32.1 Starbucks coffee: $40.2