Tim Cook Biography, Age, Boyfriend, Gay, Apple, Net Worth, Salary and Quotes

Tim Cook Biography 

Tim Cook is an American business executive and industrial engineer from Alabama. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., and had served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer previously under its founder Steve Jobs. Cook joined Apple as a senior vice president for worldwide operations in March 1998, and then became the Executive Vice President for worldwide sales and operations.

Tim Cook

On August 24, 2011, Cook was made the company’s Chief Executive. This was before Jobs’ death in October of that year. As Apple’s CEO, he has championed for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

He became the first Chief Executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly announce that he is gay in 2014. He is also on the boards of directors of companies like Nike, Inc., the National Football Foundation, and is a trustee of Duke University.

In March 2015, he said he intends to donate his entire stock fortune to charity. The University of Oxford published a research and in it Cook’s leadership style was characterized as being paradigmatic of founder centrism. This is explained as a founder’s mindset, an ethical disposition towards the shareholder collective, and an intense focus on exponential value creation.

Tim Cook Age

He was born as Timothy Donald Cook on 1st November 1960 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S. He is 57 years old as of 2018.

Tim Cook Height

He stands at a height of 1.9 m tall.

Tim Cook Family

Apple’s CEO was born in a family of three. Is is among three sons of Donald Cook, a shipyard worker and Geraldine Cook, a pharmacy employee. His two siblings are brothers Gerald Cook and Michael Cook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook Education

Cook attended Robertsdale High School before joining Auburn University from where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in industrial engineering. In 1988, he got a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Post his graduation from Auburn University, Cook spent 12 years in IBM’s personal computer business. He ended up serving as the director of North American fulfillment. He later became the Chief Operating Officer of the computer reseller division of Intelligent Electronics before becoming the Vice President for Corporate Materials at Compaq for six months in 1997.

Tim Cook Gay | Tim Cook Boyfriend | Tim Cook Partner

In early 2011, there were reports that Cook was gay although he opted to keep his life private. Hence, very little is known about his personal life. However, on October 30, 2014, he came out as gay and stated in an editorial for Bloomberg Business, “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

When asked about his decision to go public with his sexual orientation when he appeared on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in September 2015, Cook responded by saying, “Where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people, so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.”

He says he has been open about his sexual orientation and has sought to focus on Apple’s products and customers rather than his personal life. There is no record of his partner’s name nor whether there is one.

Tim Cook Apple | Tim Cook Leadership

Tim Cook joined Apple Inc. in 1998 after Steve jobs asked him to join the company. In a commencement speech at Auburn University, Cook said he decided to join Apple the first time he met Jobs.

He started as the Senior Vice president for worldwide operations. He closed factories and warehouses, exchanging them with contract manufacturers. This led to a reduction in the company’s inventory from months to days. His group decided to invest in long-term deals such as advance investment in flash memory from 2005 onward as they predicted its importance. This assured there was a stable supply of what became a key iPod Nano, then iPhone and iPad component. Competitors at Hewlett-Packard, describing their cancelled TouchPad tablet computer, later said that it was made from “cast-off reject iPad parts.”

Cook’s efforts were credited with keeping costs under control, combined with the company’s design and marketing savvy, generated huge profits. He was promoted to lead operations in January 2007 and in 2009 served as Chief Executive as Steve Jobs was away on a leave of absence for health related issues. 

In January 2011, Jobs requested a third medical leave of absence which was approved by Apple’s board of directors. This left Cook in charge of most of Apple’s day-to-day operations, while Jobs made most major decisions. On 24th August 2011, Tim Cook was named as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer after Jobs resigned as the CEO to become the chairman of the board. However, on October 5, 2011, six weeks later, Jobs passed on as a result of complications from pancreatic cancer. 

Cook made his first major changes to the company’s executive team on October 29, 2012. These changes occurred after the third quarter of the fiscal year, when revenues and profits grew less than predicted.

In May 2013, he said that his leadership at Apple focuses on people, strategy, and execution. Going on to explain, he said, “If you get those three right the world is a great place.” The incorporated company has also increased its donations to charity since Cook took over from Steve Jobs. In 2013, Lisa Jackson, formerly the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was hired by Cook to assist Apple with the development of its renewable energy activities.

Tim Cook House | Tim Cook Home

Cook lives in a relatively modest home in Palo Alto, California. It is a 2,400-square-foot house with four bedrooms and boasts of a tiny yard and small adjunct section of real estate in the back. He bought the condo back in 2010 for $1.9 million. In Adam Lashinsky’s, ‎February 14, 2012 book Inside Apple, “Cook comments on his living situation. “I like to be reminded of where I came from, and putting myself in modest surroundings helps me do that,” Cook said. “Money is not a motivator for me.”

Tim Cook’s house

Tim Cook Email | Tim Cook Phone Number 

Cook’s email address is public: tcook@apple.com.He occasionally reads and replies the emails sent to him just like his predecessor Steve Jobs. His phone number is +1 408 996 1010.

Tim Cook Religion

He has a faith background that dates back to his childhood days. He was baptized in a Baptist church at a young age and has a great reverence for religious freedom. He says, “Faith has always been an important part of my life. I was never taught, nor do I believe, that religion should be used as an excuse to discriminate.” He goes on to say, “I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” This was in October 2014 when he came out as gay.

Tim Cook Book

The CEO of Apple Inc. has not written any books but recommends some books for one to read. One such book is:

Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Markets, by George Stalk (2003).

Tim Cook Salary | Tim Cook Net worth

In 2017, Cook got a total of $12 million as his salary and bonus ($12,825,066 to be exact). $3,057,692 was his basic and $9,327,000 was non-equity incentives, which is essentially a cash bonus for top executives. He has an estimated net worth of is worth US$625 million.

Tim Cook Awards and Honors

Award or Honor
Ripple of Change Award
Fortune Magazine’s: World’s Greatest Leader
Alabama Academy of Honor: Inductee
Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award
Financial Times Person of the Year

Tim Cook Trump

Cook has openly donated several politicians’ beginning with former US president Barack Obama in his first White House election to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. He has also expressed his dissatisfaction with the direction of Donald Trump’s administration, notably at the September 2017 Bloomberg’s Global Business Forum where he defended the DACA immigration program. He said, “This is unacceptable. This is not who we are as a country. I am personally shocked that there is even a discussion of this.”

Tim Cook Quotes

  1. Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.
  2. You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.
  3. Our goal has never been to make the most. It’s always been to make the best.
  4. Augmented reality will take some time to get right, but I do think that it’s profound.
  5. People like things they can do now, not just think about.

To get more of Cook’s quotes, visit brainyquote.com.

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