Apple CEO Tim Cook has been featured in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2022 list. The last time Cook was included in the list was in 2015. Described as one of the “Titans” in TIME’s category, Cook has been praised by late Apple co-founder Steve Job’s wife – Laurene Powell Jobs.
Every year, TIME magazine publishes a list of 100 people considered most influential, this includes artists, celebrities, actors, executives, politicians, and more. Tim Cook returns to the list this year with Steve Job’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs describing his job demands as not only “business wisdom” but also “philosophical wisdom”
Powell Jobs noted that Cook performs Apple’s progression with “deep precision” as well as “compassion and discipline” as the chief head of the Cupertino-based giant:
“Apple is Tim Cook’s life’s work, and in this work, Tim displays mastery. Tim has demonstrated more range in his leadership of one of the world’s largest companies than any contemporary CEO. Since Apple’s products and policies affect the very character of contemporary life, Tim’s job demands not only business wisdom but also philosophical wisdom. The intense pressure of setting and executing Apple’s progression with deep precision, and of taking responsibility for the company’s effects on society, is almost unimaginable. Yet Tim does it with compassion and discipline, turning to nature to replenish his spirit. In the summer he can be found hiking in our national parks, buoyed by the majesty of the mountains.
After more than a decade at the helm, Tim has carved out a place as not only one of the world’s most admired CEOs but an exemplar of moral leadership, technological imagination, environmental stewardship, and humanitarianism. To paraphrase a famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt: Tim strives valiantly, dares greatly, and spends himself in a grand cause.”
Following Apple’s late co-founder Steve Job’s resignation and eventual death in October 2011, Cook took over the top executive role and was named chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
In his tenure, iOS gained a major redesign, the iPad expanded to a much larger lineup of devices, the Apple Watch was created, and the Apple Car project began, with a VR/AR headset rumored to follow suit.