“It could not have been easy for Tim Cook to step into the immense shadow cast by the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. But with grace and courage and an unabashed willingness to be his own man, Tim has pushed Apple to unimaginable profitability — and greater social responsibility,” U.S.Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) writes for TIME Magazine. “He is setting a new standard for what business can do in the world. Tim is unwavering in his support of an individual’s right to privacy and is not only embracing equality and LGBT rights but advocating for change through his words and actions. His commitment to renewable energy is also leaving our planet a little cleaner and a little greener for generations yet unborn.”

“Above all, he has shown that profitability and integrity can go hand in hand. Tim has done this while introducing, time and again, some of the most innovative products the world has ever seen,” Lewis writes. “Tim Cook is proof that even the most successful companies can and should be judged by more than just their bottom line.”

The 2015 TIME 100 in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Well deserved and certainly near the top of the list.