Tim Cook biographyTim Cook is an American business executive, a manager who held senior positions in several major companies at various times. He was Steve Jobs’ friend and assistant. After the death of Apple's founder, he became the chief executive officer of the company.
Early yearsTimothy Donald Cook was born on November 1, 1960, in Mobile, Alabama. He spent most of his childhood in Robertsdale. He attended school there and was an academic performance leader in his class. His father, Donald, worked at the shipyard, and his mother, Geraldine, worked at a pharmacy. Tim was a calm and intelligent boy, knowing the value of money: before classes, he transported newspapers around the district.
Road to successAfter receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1982, Cook got an internship at IBM, a world-famous company, which had released a device on the market a year before that changed the world forever, a personal computer. Demonstrating the best working skills: accuracy, attention to detail, teamwork skills, and outstanding hardworkingness (Tim worked overtime, on weekends, on holidays, even at Christmas), for 12 years, Cook grew to the position of production and sales executive in the North American region.
He skillfully managed the endless stream of “incoming” components, spare parts, and “outgoing” products: computers and laptops, and later ‒ iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
New Apple HeadCook continues Steve Jobs’ policy in many aspects of the work. In some matters, he acts even more decisively and more strictly than his predecessor. For example, when developing new products, the level of vigilance is increased: Tim is serious about patents and copyright. Disclosing secrets of the company can cost workers not only their positions but also their reputation.
In January 2018, the board of directors decided to increase the salary of Apple’s CEO by almost 50%. This was done because of the impressive success of the company under his leadership.