Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple since 2011, so he’s one of the most powerful tech leaders in the world. But who exactly is Tim Cook? Where did he come from? And what are his plans to change Apple? Learn more about the man who runs one of the biggest companies in the world in this comprehensive bio of Tim Cook. Tim Cook The Man in Charge
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Who is Tim Cook?
Apple’s CEO since 2011, Tim Cook has come a long way since working as an engineer on Apple’s first handheld computer. From his humble beginnings to his current role as head of one of tech’s most valuable companies, here are five things you may not know about Tim Cook.
How did he rise through the ranks?
Tim Cook was born in Mobile, Alabama on November 1, 1960. He was an only child and his mother worked for a local newspaper as a journalist. As a young man, he went to Auburn University and obtained a degree in industrial engineering. After graduation, he joined IBM where he would work for 17 years and rise through their ranks to eventually become Senior Vice President of their worldwide operations. Tim Cook The Man in Charge
What kind of work does he oversee?
It’s a big job. Apple operates nearly 100 retail stores worldwide, employs more than 90,000 people and rakes in billions of dollars per quarter.
What are his duties at Apple?
Tim Cook is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Apple’s board of directors. He was previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, under CEO Steve Jobs. Before joining Apple, he served for 11 years as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Compaq Computer Corporation, where he was responsible for managing global operations, including manufacturing, services and supply chain. A graduate of Auburn University, Mr.
How much does he make?
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s compensation for 2011 totaled $378 million—not bad for a man whose company sells music, movie and game downloads. Apple’s former COO brought home roughly one-third of that amount as his annual salary, which amounted to $800,000. Approximately another third came from vested stock options. Like a boss, he also received a $20 million sign-on bonus when he took over as CEO in August 2011, after founder Steve Jobs’ resignation due to health problems. Tim Cook The Man in Charge
Is he going anywhere?
If there’s one thing that might get Tim Cook off his chair at Apple Inc., it may be another offer from a competitor, according to people who know him. That seems unlikely to happen soon, despite persistent speculation that he’ll leave for a CEO post elsewhere. Even though he oversaw product development and supply chain management before succeeding Steve Jobs as chief executive officer two years ago, Mr. Cook is still learning how to run Apple, they say.
|Name||Timothy Donald Cook|
|Born||November 1, 1960 (age 61)|
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||Auburn University (BSc) Duke University (MBA)|
|Occupation||CEO of Apple Inc.|
|Parents||Donald Cook (father) Geraldine Cook (mother)|
|2014||Financial Times Person of the Year|
|2015||Ripple of Change Award|
|2015||Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leader|
|2015||Alabama Academy of Honor: Inductee|
|2015||Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award|
|2017||Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland|
|2018||Courage Against Hate award from Anti-Defamation League|