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Tim Cook—and his Auburn connection—makes Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list

How to win friends and influence America? Work—hard work.

From tech blog buzz to former vice presidential kudos in Time Magazine, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s connection to Auburn follows him everywhere.

Cook, a 1982 Auburn graduate, was just named to Time’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list. His entry, authored by none other than Al Gore, credits his success in carrying Steve Jobs’ torch to new heights to “a philosophy summarized in his 2010 Auburn University commencement speech, in which he quoted President Lincoln: ‘I will prepare, and someday my chance will come.'”

Yep, Cook is Creedin’ pretty hard these days, counting only on what he earns—and counting high. He was the highest paid CEO in America last year, earning approximately $378 million in salary, perks, bonuses and stocks.

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Related: Portrait of Apple CEO Tim Cook as a young Auburn student.

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