As of the time of writing, Tim Cook is the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Apple Inc., he became the company’s CEO in 2011. His full name is Timothy Donald Cook and he was born on November 1, 1960. He is the seventh CEO of Apple Inc. and was previously the company’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) back when Steve Jobs was still alive.
A very interesting fact about Cook’s biography, aside from all the other interesting facts in the life of this exceptional individual, is that he was born in Mobile, Alabama. The name of his place of birth seems to suggest his future destiny, for those who believe in it being more than just a mere coincidence.
Thus, Cook began working with Apple as early as March 1998. He was Senior Vice President of worldwide operations and later Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. Interestingly, Cook keeps his personal life private and very rarely discusses such matters publicly. However, he came out as gay and became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to do so.
Technically, corporations belong to shareholders. The appointed Board of Directors is supposed to oversee the day-to-day activities of the business in order to make sure everything is going in the best interest of said shareholders. As such, Tim Cook serves on the Board of Directors of at least two companies, namely Nike Inc. and the National Football Foundation.
Further, Apple’s Board of Directors has awarded Cook one million shares in March 2015, but the acclaimed CEO promised to donate his entire stock fortune to charity. Fortune wrote that Cook has about a hundred twenty million of stock and options valued at six-hundred sixty-five million American dollars.
A personal story about his life reveals that he offered a portion of his liver to Steve Jobs. The two men shared a very rare blood type. Apparently, Jobs reacted by yelling “I’ll never let you do that”.
On the financial side, it pays to be CEO, especially the CEO of such a profitable company like Apple. Cook’s estimated salary from Apple alone for 2015 was over ten million dollars, while his net worth is estimated to be close to eight hundred million dollars.