Tim Cook Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Gay, Net Worth, CEO Apple, Nike

Tim Cook is an American Business Executive known for being the CEO of Apple Company since August 24, 2011. He previously served as the chief operating officer of the company, under its co-founder Steve Jobs.

Tim Cook Biography

Tim Cook (full name – Timothy Donald Cook) is an American Business Executive known for being the CEO of Apple Company since August 24, 2011. He previously worked as the chief operating officer of the company, under its co-founder Steve Jobs.

He also works on the board of directors of an American multinational corporation engaged in the design and manufacturing, as well as sales and marketing of footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories, known as Nike, Inc. Also, Cook serves on the board of directors of the National Football Foundation. He is also a trustee of Duke University.

In the year 2021, he appeared on Time’s annual list (Time 100) of the 100 most influential individuals in the globe. During his leisure, he likes to work on his body fitness in the gym (he is a fitness enthusiast), hike, and cycle. Cook is known to be an intimate person, and he uses an off-campus fitness center for privacy. Not much is shared about his personal life.

Tim Cook Age

Cook is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on November 1, 1960, in Mobile, Alabama, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of November every year.

Tim Cook Height

Cook stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).

Tim Cook Family

Cook was born to Geraldine Cook (mother) and Donald Cook (father). His dad was a shipyard worker and his mom worked at a pharmacy. Cook is baptized in a Baptist church. He was raised in nearby Robertsdale, Alabama alongside his 2 brothers Gerald Cook and Michael Cook.

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Tim Cook Gay

Cook and a delegation of the Apple team were attendants of San Francisco’s gay pride parade in June 2014. He came out publicly on October 30, 2014, to confirm his sexuality and stated that he is gay. He also said that he is so proud to be gay and he considers it a gift from God! Cook consulted with Anderson Cooper, who is also gay, on aspects of the announcement, and cleared the timing ensuring it would not distract from the interests of his business.

In Cook’s sexuality announcement, he said that already there were people who knew that he was gay, including many individuals at the Apple company. Cook sought to concentrate on Apple’s customers and products rather than his personal life. He was the only and the 1st openly gay Chief Executive Officer on the Fortune 500 list.

Cook spoke about the decision to publicize his sexuality in October 2019, remarking on how he was thankful to LGBTQ individuals who had fought for their rights before him which made it easier for his success. He also stated that the reason for his publicity as gay was he wanted to show the younger generations “in a coding analogy” that he saw being gay as a feature his life had to offer rather than any prob.

Tim Cook Salary

Cook receives an average annual salary of $49 Million, which he earns through working as a CEO of Apple Company.

Tim Cook Net Worth

Cook has an estimated net worth of 1.8 billion USD, which he earns through his career as a Business Executive.

Tim Cook Education

Cook graduated from Robertsdale High School in the year 1978 and then attended Auburn University. He graduated from the university in the year 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering. Cook also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree which he received in the year 1988 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

In the year 2022, he also obtained an Honorary Master’s degree in International Management and Innovation from the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy. Additionally, Cook earned an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 2017.

Tim Cook Career

Cook is now the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple Company. He began working for Apple Company in March 1998, where he served as a senior vice president for worldwide operations. Cook then made a step to the next stair as an executive vice president for global-wide operations and sales. He became the CEO of the company on August 24, 2011, before Steve Jobs passed away (he died in October of that year).

Over the years as a CEO, Cook has supported the political reformation of domestic and international cybersecurity, surveillance, environmental preservation, and American manufacturing. For 9 years (2011-2020), he doubled the company’s profit and revenue, and its market value increased from 348 Billion USD to 1.9 Trillion USD.

Upon graduating from college, he worked for IBM’s personal computer business for twelve years. There he served as the director of North American fulfillment. He also worked for Intelligent Electronics as the chief operating officer of the computer reseller division. Cook has also served at Compaq as the vice president for corporate materials for half a year. He left this job to be now hired by Steve Jobs at Apple.

Tim Cook Cyber Security

On August 8, 2013, Cook and Randall Stephenson (AT&T CEO) and Vint Cerf (Google Vice Pres.) were attendants of a summit held by Pres. Obama in regard to the Internet and government surveillance in the wake of the incident of Edward Snowden NSA.

In December 2015 during the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, where fourteen individuals got killed by Tashfeen Malik and Rizwan Farook, the FBI requested Apple Company to help in “unlocking” an iPhone 5C used by Farook. A federal magistrate judge made an order to Apple Company to create a custom iOS firmware version that would allow the people who were investigating the issue to circumvent the security features of the phone, on February 16, 2016. This was a result of a response to the solicitation from the FBI. Cook made an open letter denouncing the demands of the govt as constituting a “breach of privacy” with “chilling” consequences.

Tim Cook Awards and Honors

Cook holds several awards and honors. In the year 2018, Anti-Defamation League recognized him with the Courage Against Hate award. In 2014, he was honored as “Financial Times Person of the Year.” He was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in the year 2015. Cook was honored with the Ripple of Change Award in 2015. Also, in the same year, he won Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award and was recognized as “Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leader”.

Tim Cook Leadership style

As the CEO of Apply company, he often sends emails at 4:30 AM from Monday through Friday, and in the past held Sunday-night staff meetings by telephone for preparation for the coming week. In May 2013, he stated that his leadership concentrated on execution, strategy, and people.

Under his leadership, the company has expanded its donations to charity causes. Lisa Jackson (a former head of the Environmental Protection Agency) was hired in the year 2013 to help the company with the development of its renewable energy activities. Over the years as the CEO, he has substituted the micromanagement of Steve Jobs with a more hands-off style. He has also enforced a more collaborative culture at the company.

Tim Cook Political Affiliation

He donated to the 1st White House election of Obama in the 2008 election cycle. Cook donated to Patrick Leahy (Democratic Senator) for his surveillance reform in the year 2015. In the same year, he donated to Chuck Schumer (Democratic Senator) for his stances on eBook pricing. Also, Cook served as a host of a fundraiser for Republican Senator Rob Portman in the same election cycle.

He donated to Zoe Lofgren’s (Democratic Representative of California) election campaign in March 2016. In June of the same year, he served as a co-host of a private fundraiser alongside Paul Ryan (the United States House of Representatives). He raised money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign – at one point, Hillary considered him a U.S. vice presidential candidate.

Tim Cook Multiple Sclerosis

In the year 1996, Cook underwent a misdiagnosis with multiple sclerosis. He says that this news placed him in a state of dread and despair and began seeing the world “in a different way.” Since then, Cook has been participating in charity fundraising like cycle races to raise funds for the disease. He once explained that the signs and symptoms of this disease came from lugging much incredibly heavy luggage around.

Tim Cook Steve Jobs / Liver

In the year 2009, Cook offered a portion of his liver to Steve Jobs (a founder and former CEO of Apple Company – currently dead), and in a return, he was to share a rare blood type. He stated that Steve refused that deal – he replied “I will never let you do that. I’ll never do that!”

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