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Tim Cook
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Cook in 2009
Born
Timothy Donald Cook

(1960-11-01) November 1, 1960 (age 58)
ResidencePalo Alto, California, U.S.
EducationAuburn University (BS)
Duke University (MBA)
Employer
  • IBM (1982–1994)
  • Intelligent Electronics (1994–1998)
  • Compaq (1998)
  • Apple Inc. (1998–present)
Board of Nike Inc.
SalaryUS$ 15.7 million (2018)[1]
Net worthUS$ 1.3 billion (2015)[2]
Signature
Tim Cook Signature.svg

Timothy Donald Cook (born November 1, 1960)[3] is an American business executive and industrial engineer. Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company's chief operating officer under its cofounder Steve Jobs.[4]

Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as a senior vice president for worldwide operations, and then served as the executive vice president for worldwide sales and operations.[5] He was made the chief executive on August 24, 2011, prior to Jobs' death in October of that year.[6] During his tenure as the chief executive, he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

In 2014, Cook became the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay.[7] Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc.,[6] the National Football Foundation,[8] and is a trustee of Duke University.[9] In March 2015, he said he planned to donate his entire stock fortune to charity.[10]

  1. ^ "DEF 14A". SEC. February 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Cowley, Stacey (August 26, 2011). "Apple gives Tim Cook $384 million stock grant". [CNN]. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Brownlee, John (August 25, 2011). "Who Is Apple's New CEO Tim Cook? [Bio]". Cult of Mac. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Cotton, Katie; Dowling, Steve (August 25, 2011). "Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple: Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board" (Press release). Apple Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Tim Cook". Forbes. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Investor Relations – Investors – Corporate Governance". Nike, Inc. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Apple's Tim Cook Is First Fortune 500 to Come Out as Gay". NBCNews.com. October 30, 2014.
  8. ^ "NFF Board Member Tim Cook Named CEO of Apple". National Football Foundation. August 25, 2011.
  9. ^ "Tim Cook B'88". Duke University. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Tim Cook plans to donate $800m fortune to charity before he dies".

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