Apple CEO Tim Cook's Net Worth Exceeds $1 Billion as Apple's Stock Soars

Apple CEO Tim Cook's net worth has climbed to over $1 billion, according to calculations by Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.

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At a net worth of $1 billion, Cook doesn't rank on the chart of the world's 500 richest people, a list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. According to Bloomberg, Cook's net worth was calculated using regulatory filings and market performance.

When former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, Apple was valued at approximately $350 billion, and the company has grown significantly under Cook's leadership. Much of Cook's fortune stems from stock awards provided when he took over as CEO. He was awarded with restricted stock units that have vested over time, and has garnered additional stock awards as Apple has outperformed at least two thirds of the firms in the S&P 500.

Later this month, Cook is set to receive his ninth payout, which will include 560,000 shares of Apple stock and should boost his net worth by approximately $100 million.

Cook has said in the past that he plans to give most of his money away to charity, and that he's developing a "systematic approach to philanthropy." For the last several years, Cook has donated $5 million in stock to various charities on a yearly basis, though the charities have gone unnamed and it's unclear if there have been other undisclosed donations.

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0128672 Avatar
50 months ago
I very much admire his approach to philanthropy and charitable giving. He's not flashy about it.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
true god Avatar
50 months ago
Finally joined the Tres Comas club.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Clark Avatar
50 months ago
Love him or hate him, he's done right by Apple.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
50 months ago
Financials aside, I can’t imagine a more capable leader to be in charge of Apple then Tim Cook right now. I won’t speak for Steve Jobs, but clearly he saw the future of appointing the right person to lead this company before his death.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
laz232 Avatar
50 months ago


So yeah, Tim deserves it. He deals with more stress than any of us here.
I am procapitalist with a social safety net, but I cannot understand any amount of logic that would say that Tim Cook is worth it or is under 4000 million times more stress than I am, or works 4000 000 000 times more than I do - or than his office cleaning staff...

He is smart and competent although I disagree with the number of his decisions, but we have to face the fact that a lot of it is just luck and the leverage/network effect that a hyper-globalised economy gives.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
50 months ago
obscene by every metric anyone can imagine
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)