Tim Cook

Tim Cook Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 25, 2023

Date of Birth

1 / November / 1960


64 Years


Business Executive Industrial Engineer

Tim Cook – Biography, Weight, Height, Life Story, Net Worth & More

American business executive Tim Cook succeeded Steve Jobs in 2011 as chief executive officer (CEO), of Apple Inc. Before assuming the title of CEO, he was the acting CEO of the company during Jobs’ lengthy medical leave.

Tim Cook was instrumental in the company’s success since 1998 when he joined Apple as the senior vice president (SVP) for Worldwide Operations. Cook joined Apple in 1998 during a difficult period. His role in the company’s revival has been enormous.

Early Life

Tim Cook’s story begins when he was born on November 1, 1960, in Robertsdale, Alabama. He graduated second in his class at Robertsdale High School in 1978. He was later enrolled at Auburn University, Alabama. Cook received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Alabama in 1982. Tim Cook completed his education when he was awarded an MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Donald Cook Tim Cook Father

Donald Cook Tim Cook Father

Geraldine Cook Tim Cook Mother

Geraldine Cook Tim Cook Mother

Michael Cook Tim Cook Brother

Michael Cook Tim Cook Brother

Gerald Cook Tim Cook Brother

Gerald Cook Tim Cook Brother

Tim Cook Childhood Pic

Tim Cook Childhood Pic


Cook graduated second in his class at Robertsdale High School in 1978. In 1982, he enrolled at Auburn University, Alabama. He graduated with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering. In 1988, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Cook was also awarded the title Fuqua Scholar, which is an honor only given to the top 10% of students in their class at the business school.

Personal Life

Cook stated that he was gay in an opinion piece that he wrote for Bloomberg Businessweek in October 2014. He wrote, “While I have not denied my sexuality, it hasn’t been publicly acknowledged by me until now.” “So, let me be very clear: I am proud to be gay and consider being gay one of the greatest gifts God has given.”


Cook began his career in computer technology right out of graduate school. Cook was hired by IBM and quickly rose up the ranks to become North American fulfillment director. He manages manufacturing and distribution for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North America and Latin America.

After a twelve-year career at IBM Cook was appointed chief operating officer of Intelligent Electronics’ Reseller Division in 1994. Cook joined Compaq Computer Corporation in 1994 as vice president of corporate material, responsible for managing and procuring product inventory. Cook was fired after six months at Compaq.

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Recognitions & Awards

In 2011, he was named one of the ‘World’s Most Powerful Persons’ by Forbes magazine. Cook was inducted into Alabama’s Academy of Honor in 2015. This is the highest honor that Alabama gives its citizens. In 2015, Cook was awarded an honorary doctorate by George Washington University. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Glasgow in 2017.

Salary and Net Worth

According to The New York Times article, Cook was the highest-paid CEO of large publicly traded companies in 2012. Cook made $ 378 million in stock bonuses and stock awards in 2011, despite his salary of $900,000.

Tim Cook and Steve Jobs

Cook wrote, “Remember him today and always.” We all learned from Steve that a great idea can truly change the world. We will always remember him. Cook was there with Laurene Powell Jobs (Jony Ive’s ex-chief design officer at Apple) at the 2022 Code Conference in September.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Mobile Alabama United States
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Height In CM 1.90 CM
Height In Meter 1.90 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: Donald Cook
Mother: Geraldine Cook
Profession Business Executive Industrial Engineer
Siblings Brothers: Gerald Cook, Michael Cook
Spous Not Yet Update
Weight 80 Kg
176 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


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