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Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, industrial engineer and developer. Cook is the current and seventh Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., previously serving as the company's Chief Operating Officer, under its founder Steve Jobs.

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Cook after 2009 Macworld Expo keynote
Born Timothy Donald Cook
(1960-11-01) November 1, 1960 (age 56)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Residence Palo Alto, California
Alma mater
Employer IBM (1982–1994)
Intelligent Electronics
(1994–1998)
Compaq (1998)
Apple Inc. (1998–present)
Salary US$10.28 million (2015)
Net worth US$785 million
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Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive, industrial engineer and developer. Cook is the current and seventh Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., previously serving as the company's Chief Operating Officer, under its founder Steve Jobs.

Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive he has advocated for the political reformation of international and domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

In 2014, Cook became the first Chief Executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly identify as gay. Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc. and the National Football Foundation. In early 2012, he was awarded compensation of one million shares, vesting in 2016 and 2021, by Apple's board of directors, and in March 2015, he said he planned to donate his entire stock fortune to charity.