Here's a look at the life of the current Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Tim Cook.
Personal: Birth date: November 1, 1960
Birth place: Robertsdale, Alabama
Birth name: Timothy Donald Cook
Father: Donald Cook, a shipyard worker
Mother: Geraldine Cook
Education: Auburn University, B.S., 1982; Duke University, M.B.A , 1988
Other Facts: An avid Auburn University football fan and has decorated his home and office with Auburn paraphernalia.
Has never been married.
Timeline: 1982 - Joins IBM. His last job with the company is as director of North American Fulfillment.
1994 - Leaves IBM to join Intelligent Electronics as their chief operating officer of the Reseller Division.
1996 - Adopts a healthier lifestyle after being misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
1997 - Leaves Intelligent Electronics to join Compaq as vice president of Corporate Materials.
March 1998 - Leaves Compaq after only six months to join Apple when Steve Jobs offers him a job.
1998-2002 - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Apple.
2000-2002 - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Sales, Service and Support at Apple.
2002-2005 - Serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations.
2004 - Becomes the head of the Macintosh hardware engineering team.
October 14, 2005 - Steve Jobs names Cook chief operating officer of Apple.
November 2005 - Becomes a member of Nike's board of directors.
2009 - Is named interim CEO of Apple during Jobs' leave of absence to receive a liver transplant.
January 2011 - Is named interim CEO while Jobs takes an extended medical leave.
August 2011 - Is named CEO after Jobs resigns.
February 11, 2013 -- Is invited to the State of the Union address as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.