Lovejoy reports, “Apple stock forms the majority of Cook’s income, his salary being a comparatively modest $2M last year.”
“It’s not known why Cook has sold such a large number of shares,” Lovejoy reports. “He announced last year that he would be giving away almost all of his wealth in the course of his lifetime.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Cook still has about 3.5 million shares in Apple that are set to vest over the next five years and he still holds over 1 million shares in Apple that are currently worth around $110 million.
These sort of sales are usually programmed in advance and are used to pay taxes. As these are large sales, perhaps Cook is setting up a foundation or something as he seems to prefer to live modestly, eschewing large mansions, yachts, jets, etc.