Tim Cook just unlocked a monstrous bonus

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Life at Apple is great for Tim Cook.
Life at Apple is great for Tim Cook.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Today marks Tim Cook’s five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple after Steve Jobs resigned, and as a reward for making it this long in the top spot he just unlocked a monster bonus.

$100 million!

Sure, it’s not Zuckerberg money, but it will likely make Cook the most paid CEO of 2016 after he didn’t even make the list last year.

Apple awarded Cook 980,000 Apple shares for his performance as part of the larger compensation package he signed in 2011. Based on Apple stock’s Tuesday closing price of $108.85, the shares are currently worth around 106.7 million.

Despite the big pay day, Cook’s estimated wealth of $650 million is relatively modest by Silicon Valley standards, but he’s planning to donate most of it to charity anyway.

  • JacktheMac

    ‘it will likely make Cook the most paid CEO of 2016’
    Don’t you mean the ‘highest paid CEO’ or ‘the CEO who was paid the most during 2016’ ?

    ‘Most paid’ would mean that he was the CEO who was paid *most often* in 2016.