Of course that’s an easy accomplishment when you’re the the leader of the free digital world.
According to Bloomberg.com, Apple CEO Tim Cook, a 1982 Auburn grad (who posed for the Glom all four years he was in school), was the highest-paid chief executive officer in the U.S. last year, earning approximately $378 million in salary, perks, bonuses and stocks. That’s, like, five times more than his closest competition, Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison, who received a paltry $77 million.
We can only hope a portion of Cook’s compensation will go toward making Auburn’s iStadium a reality.
h/t Auburn Elvis.
Related: Tim Cook’s 2010 Auburn commencement speech.
* Playboy in Auburn, 1989
* Auburn fan shot dead in Alabama fan rap video
* Shug Jordan dug the heck out of houndstooth
* “War Eagle” carved into face of the Spinx
* Did an Auburn fan contribute to the teenage delinquency of Courtney Love?
* The G.I. Joe from Auburn
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So now he makes enough to fund a Stadium expansion. 😀 Jordan Hare Cook Stadium. Hmmmm… I could live with it as long as there are no Apple Logos on it.
This should help boost the average AU grad’s salary even higher over that other school 🙂
I was joking, but holy crap, he makes 4,300X what an average mid-career AU grad made in 2009. Wow!