• Profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Insight into his Roots in Robertsdale, Alabama



    Details on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s early life in Robertsdale, Alabama have been shared by Alabama news site AL.com, providing readers with a look at Cook’s high school years and detailing the place where one of the most well-known CEOs in the world grew up. Don and Geraldine, Cook’s parents moved to the small town of Robertsdale, Alabama with Tim and his three brothers in 1971 when Cook was 11 years old. Cook attended the local schools and is said to have had a “studious nature.” He also joined the yearbook staff, taking care of the business end of things and was a part of the band where he played the trombone. Barbara Davis who taught Cook math had the following to say about him:

    You didn't go around calling him a nerd. He was just the kind of person you liked to be around. He was a reliable kid. He was always meticulous with his work, so I knew it would be done right.
    Cook, who was a salutatorian of his graduating class ended up being voted the “most studious” and was also selected as a Baldwin EMC Youth Tour candidate to take a trip to Washington, D.C. in 1977. The following was mentioned regarding his youth:

    The Robertsdale school yearbook staff started its tasks very early, in the summer months. In his senior year, Cook was the staff's business manager, keeping the books and reeling in the ads. He was, said Davis, "the kind of person you need" for such a job.
    Following his graduation from Robertsdale High School, Cook went on to attend Auburn University which was a longtime goal of his. After working at IBM, Intelligent Electronics and Compaq, he moved on to Apple in 1998. Following Jobs’ illness and subsequent death in 2011, Cook took over as CEO of the company, aiming to continue on with Jobs’ legacy.

    According to the Alabama newspaper, Cook continues to return home to Robertsdale for holidays, having visited just last December. That month Auburn University also presented Cook with a lifetime achievement award at an event in New York City, where he gave a speech to his attendees on equality. The full account of his childhood which has additional details on his high school years and his later impact can be read by hitting the source link below!

    Source: AL (blog)
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