Apple CEO Tim Cook’s salary revealed

The CEO received more than $133 million in compensation last year.

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Tim Cook

Bloomberg recently released a list of the highest-paid CEOs for the last year. The list revealed that the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, received more than $133 million in compensation last year.

It includes $3 million in salary, a $7.7 million bonus, $122.2 million in stock awards, and more than $884 million in benefits. The total placed Cook second among the well-paid executives.

Topping the list with total 2019 compensation amounting to $595.3 million was Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk.

Part of the $122.2 million in stock awards that Cook received last year was related to a huge grant of one million shares that he received in 2011. The grant was part of a package offered to the CEO shortly after he replaced the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, for the second and final time.

During the first time, in 2009, Jobs was taking a leave of action. He returned a few months later, only to step down for good in August 2011. The company’s board of directors needed to show stability in the wake of Jobs’ resignation, so they awarded Cook the stock, which was valued at $383 million at the time.

How much other Apple Executives made last year

Name Post Earnings in the US dollar
Luca Maestri Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer $25.2 million including stock award
Kate Adams Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary $25.2 million including stock award
Deirdre O’Brien Senior Vice President-Retail $19.2 million including stock award
Jeff Williams Chief Operating Officer $25.2 million including stock award)

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments bar below.

  • WOW GOALS! But at the same time. that’s a dream life if only used right! What’s one person going to do alone with $133m. Hope he’s doing good things for the community and for the people in need all around the world! Nobody should be a millionaire when there are people starving all around the world.


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