Robertsdale Native: Meet Apple’s New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley

If the CEO doesn’t return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.

Cook grew up in Robertsdale, Alabama, the son of a retired shipyard worker. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University in 1982

Meet Apple’s New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley