Tim Cook

THE LEADER OF APPLE NAMED ON FORTUNE 500 TOP 50 LEADERS LIST

ABOUT TIM

Tim Cook was born on November 1, 1960 in Mobile, AL. He was the son of Donald and Geraldine Cook. Donald was a dock worker, and Geraldine a pharmicist. Cook attended Robertsvale High. He later went to college at Auburn University, where he recieved a B.S. in engineering in 1982. He also attended Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 1988. He also met Steve Jobs at Fuqua during a speech given by Jobs. Jobs went on to spend 12 years at IBM, before leaving for Apple. At Apple, he served on Apple's Board of Directors for several years. He became CEO in 2011, after Steve Jobs resigned as CEO. Cook says, "The focus here at Apple is the customer, and that is what drives us to make great products."