Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive who is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as SVP of Worldwide Operations and also served as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations and was COO until he was named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, succeeding Steve Jobs. Cook had previously served as acting CEO of Apple after Jobs began medical leave in January 2011.
In early 2012, he was awarded compensation of 1 million shares, vesting in 2016 and 2021, by Apple's Board of Directors. As of 2012, Cook's total compensation package of US$378 million makes him the highest paid CEO in the world.
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