Tim Cook Biography
- Age: 56 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
- Name: Tim Cook
- Birth Name: Timothy Donald Cook
- Nick Name: Tim
- Father: Donald
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Mobile, Alabama
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Business executive, CEO of Apple Inc.
- Working For: Apple Inc.
- Net Worth: $400 Million
- Eye Color: Brown Dark
- Hair Color: Brown Dark
- Face Color: White
- Married to: N/A
- Education: Duke University
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia 16
The CEO of Apple Inc. Timothy Donald Cook, also known as Tim Cook, was born in the year 1960 November 1. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States from a shipyard worker father and a pharmacy worker mother. Tim is American by nationality and white by ethnicity. Tim is in the board of directors of Nike, Inc and the National Football Foundation. He has also served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations and also the Chief Operating Officer in Apple Inc. until he was named as the CEO in 2011 in succeeding Steve Jobs.
Tim had attended Robertsdale High School. He has earned the B.S degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University in 1982 and the master’s degree in Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1988. After completing his master’s degree, Tim spent his 12 years in IBM’s personal computer business as the director of North American fulfillment. Later, he became the Chief Operating Officer of the computer reseller division of Intelligent Electronics in apple inc. and also a VP for Corporate Material at Compaq. It was in the year 1998, when Tim Cook was asked by the Steve Jobs to join the Apple Inc. and in the first time meeting with jobs, he set his mind to work with Apple.
In the initial days at Apple, he worked as a SVP for Worldwide Operations. In the time, he brought the changes in the ways at Apple which eventually helped the Apple inc. to keep the costs under control with the company’s design and marketing savvy as well as helped in generating huge profit of the firm. As his talent and skill of managing the business and promoting strategy, Tim was promoted to the position of COO in the year 2007 and later in 2009, he became the CEO of the Apple Company as Steve was away due to his health condition. However, during that time, the major decisions were to be taken by Jobs. Later in 2011, Steve jobs resigned from the post of CEO and remained as the chairman of Board of the Apple’s Board of Directors and they approved Tim as the CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs died the same year due to pancreatic cancer.
Following his work as the CEO in the company, he made the major changes in the executive team of the firm in order to bring the more success and the profit in the firm. As its CEO, he began to be active for the meeting and bring out strategies. He has worked hard for the firm. He began to focus on people, Strategy and the execution as he believe if one gets these three right, the world is a great place. Apple began to increase their donations in Charity and in 2013; Tim hired the head of Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson, to assist Apple in developing its renewable energy activities.
Talking about the personal life of Tim, he is a very fitness enthusiast. He loves jogging, hiking, cycling, going to gym and work out. He has maintained his health status and made his mind and body fit and fresh. Talking about his personal life, he is a gay. In 2011, the news had come out but Tim did not chose to speak up public about it though he used to publicly support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. But in 2014, he stated that he is proud to be a gay and consider it to be among the greatest gifts of Gods to him. The news made him the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 List. Tim is not married yet and no information is available on his gay partner of boyfriend.
Tim has the net worth of US Dollars 400 million. He is one of the richest men in the world today and he enjoys a very high salary as well. He has been the key interest of the many people round the globe as he is in the reputed position of the world’s designated company for sure. His biography can be found in different internet sites including his articles, pictures and videos along with in Wikipedia.
- Last modified : 10 November, 2014
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