Tim Cook Donates Almost $5M Worth of Apple Shares to Charity

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Apple CEO Tim Cook recently donated 23,215 shares of Apple stock to charity, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released today. At the stock's current closing price of $215.04, Cook's donation is worth close to $5 million.

The SEC filing does not disclose the charity that Cook donated the shares to, as executives are not required to divulge that information.

In the past, Cook has said that he plans to give away all his wealth. In a 2015 Fortune interview, for example, Cook said that he had already begun donating money quietly, but that he had plans to develop a "systematic approach to philanthropy."

Following the charitable donation, Cook continues to own 878,425 shares of Apple stock, worth almost $189 million.

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27 months ago
That was nice of him.

Before complaining, I'm sure people will also include how many million they donated recently.
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27 months ago
I believe the keystone of Tim Cook and Apple under his leadership is that of a much more empathetic and compassionate than that during the time of Jobs. We fondly look back through nostalgic glasses when Jobs was the CEO, and where he succeeded as a businessman, he often fell short as a human who could empathize and relate to other people.
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27 months ago

Lol.

Tax bracket/heaven. Tax deduction. Curious how often he does this?

Sure he’s stated he’d give away all his wealth - but how much does he need to sustain living comfortably without worry and for his family when and if he hoses to have one of his own - or if he already does.

Why wait this long thus far? Why not donate systematically already? He’s got plenty of travel time and hangs with the Gates’ and many others to know exactly where it’ll benefit the most needful.

That’s my take on all this: tax break, tax bracket haven. Until such time he does this systematic donation.

You sure do have a lot of questions about someone else’s money and what they choose to do with it, when and why. How often do you give? How much? What percentage of your net income is that? Why not more? Why not earlier? What’s in your will and why are certain people your beneficiaries? What is your credit score and why?
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27 months ago

Is Cook’s salary $1/year?

Or was that Jobs? I forget.

Mr. Jobs’ cash salary was only $1 a year, but he was highly compensated as Apple’s CEO. He received more than $600 million worth of Apple stock (minus tax wothholding) as compensation for being Apple’s CEO.
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27 months ago

That was nice of him.

Before complaining, I'm sure people will also include how many million they donated recently.

Lol.

Tax bracket/heaven. Tax deduction. Curious how often he does this?

Sure he’s stated he’d give away all his wealth - but how much does he need to sustain living comfortably without worry and for his family when and if he hoses to have one of his own - or if he already does.

Why wait this long thus far? Why not donate systematically already? He’s got plenty of travel time and hangs with the Gates’ and many others to know exactly where it’ll benefit the most needful.

That’s my take on all this: tax break, tax bracket haven. Until such time he does this systematic donation.
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27 months ago

That was nice of him.

Before complaining, I'm sure people will also include how many million they donated recently.

That's irrelevant. If we compare it to the % of earnings it's not much different to what non-millionare people have donated.
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