Tim Cook is the CEO of the company with the world’s largest market capitalization. With his status, he’s a hugely powerful player in technology, design, publishing, and entertainment.
Early life and education
Cook was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States on 1 November 1960. Cook graduated from Robertsdale High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and serves on its Board of Directors.
Before this, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.
Cook joined Apple as senior vice president of worldwide operation in 1998. Prior to joining Apple, Tim was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq.
Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.
Tim has also worked for 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfilment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.
Responsibilities in Apple
Before being named CEO, he was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.
Now, he serves on apple’s Board of Directors.
- He was named one of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Powerful People” in 2011.
- In 2014, Cook was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor, the highest honor Alabama gives its citizens.
- He received an honorary doctorate from George Washington University in 2015.
- Tim Cook donated $50 million to Stanford hospitals, including $25m for a new children’s hospital in 2012. He also made a $50 million donation to the charity Product Red which works to combat health issues like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
- In March 2015, he announced that he planned to donate his entire fortune to charity and stated that he would develop a systematic approach to philanthropy.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook will be investing $350 billion in the U.S. economy over the next five years, creating more than 20,000 jobs.
- Tim Cook has confirmed that the tech giant is working on ‘autonomous systems’ (top secret driverless car project).
- Cook also told that Apple is looking at scaling its manufacturing effort in India.
- He also confirmed that Apple is working on its iOS updates. The new updates will have more battery data and the option to not have the phone throttled.