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Tim Cook

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
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Profession: CEO of Apple

United States of America

Biography: Replaced Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple in 2011 and transformed the company into one of the most valuable and influential companies that ever existed.

Cook joined Apple in 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and used his skill in supply chain management to rise to Chief Operating Officer, second in command at Apple.

He is also the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to admit publicly that he is gay.

Born: November 1, 1960
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2011-08-24 Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple Inc., and is succeeded by Tim Cook, as a result of his illness
  • 2016-02-17 Chief executive Tim Cook confirms Apple will contest an FBI order to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook
  • 2019-01-02 Apple CEO Tim Cook blames below expectation Chinese iPhone sales for downturn in company's outlook, rocking international stock markets

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