As the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook became the first openly gay leader of a Fortune 500 company. He has expressed that his sexual orientation is a blessing from God.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has arrived in India for the grand opening of the company’s inaugural retail store in Mumbai’s BKC. During his visit, he was seen leaving the luxurious Antilia house, after meeting with Akash and Isha Ambani. Cook also enjoyed Indian snacks with Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit and Neha Dhupia. He is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the opening of the Delhi Apple store in Saket. Cook’s visit highlights Apple’s commitment to expanding its presence in India, a market some experts believe is the next China. His popularity among the tech community is noteworthy.
After the Passing of Apple’s Founder Steve Jobs in 2011, Tim Cook Was Appointed as the Company’s CEO
In 1998, Tim Cook joined Apple as the chief operating officer under Steve Jobs. Born in Alabama, Jobs had humble beginnings as the son of a shipyard worker and a pharmacy employee. After a 12-year tenure at IBM, Jobs joined the company that would change his life forever. Cook has shared that he agreed to join Apple after meeting Jobs, and has since played a significant role in the company’s success, helping it become one of the world’s most valuable companies.
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Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Has a Net Worth of Over Rs. 14,000 Crores
Forbes reports that Tim Cook’s net worth is currently $1.8 billion, which is equivalent to over Rs. 14,000 crores. Since assuming the role of CEO, Cook has helped Apple double its revenue and profit. Today, Apple is one of the world’s most profitable companies, with a net worth exceeding $2 trillion. Cook owns just over 3 million shares of Apple, which is less than a 1% stake, and has sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shares over the years.
In 2014, Tim Cook Publicly Announced That He is Gay
As the first Fortune 500 CEO to come out as gay, Tim Cook has expressed that his sexual orientation is one of the greatest gifts from God. Cook is also known for his passion for fitness, which is reflected in recent Apple products. Interestingly, Cook and Steve Jobs shared a rare blood type, and in 2009 Cook offered a portion of his liver to Jobs. However, Jobs declined, shouting “I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.”