Apple CEO Tim Cook donates 50,000 Apple shares to charity

“In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [on Friday], Apple revealed that CEO Tim Cook has donated 50,000 Apple stock shares to charity this week,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“At today’s stock price of just over $130 per share, this number of shares is equivalent to approximately $6.5 million,” Gurman reports. “Cook’s previous publicly-known, personal donation was to Project One America, an LGBT equality campaign.”

Gurman reports, “Apple did not disclose which charities Cook donated these shares.”

Read more in the full article here.

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    1. I’m assuming the donation went to only one charity institution. I would suggest selling now between 10,000 and 20,000 shares and keeping between 30,000 and 40,000 shares for longer terms.

  1. Giving money to sexual degenerates is not quite the same thing as giving money to an actual charity.

    There are malnourished people all over the planet, and charities to help them.

    There are battered women’s shelters, and charities to help them.

    There are children’s hospitals, and charities to help them.

    Hungry people, sick people, needy people, disease research, and on and on and on, and charities to help them.

    And yet Tim Cook give his money to perverts, because he IS one. He can certainly give his money to whomever he wants, but let’s not call it charity, eh?

    And by the way, Tim, you lisping creep, true charity is given in secret.

          1. Uh, no, I didn’t. Answering his question would have been “answering to him.” What I in fact did – since you’re too clueless to have figured it out for yourself – is I told him I didn’t answer to him. Are you really too dumb to understand any of this?

            Liberals are unbelievably dense.

      1. What do you have against hungry people, needy people, sick children, battered women, and with giving to charity in secret rather than to purchase some cheap grace by making a show of it?

    1. I would like to point out that despite personally being a Roman Catholic and thinking that homosexual relations are from a religious perspective immoral – bereanbob’s comment is still one of the most disgusting and horrifically mean spirited comments I have ever read on MDN in 5 or so years.
      Thank you 🙂

        1. Whilst I may prefer it if Tim have money to a cause that I believe will do good for the world, I am nonetheless incredibly impressed that he would give millions of dollars in the first place to a cause that he believes in. Certainly I cannot criticise Tim for his beliefs or life choices whilst I live in even the smallest amount of sin. And who am I to question how he expresses his love all the same? I would be happy to explain to him why I believe that God would prefer people who are homosexuals to express themselves in less intimate ways, but I certainly cannot blame him for holding different beliefs to me – especially when he does so much good for the world in his role as CEO of Apple and makes donations like this out of concern for other people.
          When you say that ‘true charity is given in secret’ I disagree only in the choice of words – it is still charitable to do so publicly “as the hypocrites do” but as Jesus says “they have had their reward” – I choose to be glad and praise them for their good deeds, for all I know he may give much more to charity in secret and give some publicly only to be seen as a strong role model – either way, a charitable action done for the wrong reasons is still a good thing and it makes me happy to live in such a generous world. 🙂

      1. And it is written: bereanbob and his ilk will stand before the gates of heaven, watching god scream for help as he and the gate and heaven in sum burns in hell because all the good in the world was destroyed by the misled masses following the haters who have used the bible to brainwash the masses into believing that god hated.

        god does not hate, people hate, and it is people who damn to hell, and bereanbob will hate and drag good and god down with him

        it is said, and so it is so…..

      2. Typical leftwing moral preening. Everyone’s supposed to be impressed with your disgust, when what everyone really ought be concerned about is what is disgusting to God. His position is the only one that matters. Deal with it.

        1. Thought so.

          Well, I’m with bereanbob on this one…

          bereanbob, myself and millions of Christians condemn homosexuality. We give as our authority a total of seven mentions on the topic in the bible (the word of god and the supreme moral guidance we all need). Probably the most quoted verse is from Leviticus.

          Let’s see some other moral guidance of transcendent beauty god has for us in Leviticus…

          “For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.” — Leviticus 20:9

          It’s that beautiful, heart-warming and inspiring. god loves you.

          Here are some more moral lessons from god, on the topic…

          “He that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.” — Exodus 21:15

          “He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.” — Exodus 21:17

          “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.” — Deuteronomy 21:18-21

          “If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.” Proverbs 20:20

          “The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.” — Proverbs 30:17

          “And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.” — 2 Kings 2:23-24

          The bible is god’s word on the “abomination” that is homosexuality. It is also god’s word on how we MUST stone your children to death for disobedience or disrespect. There is no wiggle room in this. Both are equally the word of god and our supreme moral guidance.

          Let the bible shine light and beauty into YOUR life.

          1. Aww, that’s cute. Quoting Mosaic law – which only stood for a certain people and only during a certain time (the Mosaic economy) and which passed away as null and void thousands of years ago. I haven’t seen that tired ploy in a quite a while. I guess I thought that most liberals had gotten that memo that it wasn’t effective, but fallacious.

            This is a demonstration of why unregenerate heathen can’t handle the Word of God. They have no Spiritual discernment and are incapable of understanding. When you are not convicted of sin, you make your own morality instead of having the humility to understand that God’s judgements are righteous, and that He owes no one any explanation of any kind – least of all liberals.

            That said, if you want to understand God’s revelation to fallen man, you have to understand the New Testament. Without understanding the New Testament, the Old Testament is not incomprehensible.

            And by the way, while the New Testament confirms that the Mosaic economy was null and void upon the death and resurrection of Christ, it DOES in fact re-affirm that unnatural, homosexual congress is detestable to God and is rightfully, forcefully, and unapologetically condemned.

            Deal with it!

            1. For a god-botherer, you don’t seem to be too well informed on christian life — namely that the majority view is that ALL the bible is the word of god and literally true.

              On the new testament, let’s have a few quotes on how terrible homosexuality is.

              re “detestable” to god — the idea that the almighty creator of the universe would be so concerned about which bits of their bodies various people are touching is infantile in the extreme.

            2. Thanks for the solid reply to breanbob, Sean…

              Yeah, these type of bible thumpers are so obsessed with flaps of skin that they should have gone into porn, because they don’t seem to get the message: love

              Plain and simple, love, give, help, etc… That is the message.

              I have yet to see the new testament mention flaps of skin in regards to love, or give anyone the right to judge others for their love. If breanbob were truly secure in his own faith and sexuality, then he would leave the judging to someone pompus and truly heterosexual… or god

              And what’s more, the old book tells you to think the world is 4,000 some odd years old, the flat earth is the center of the universe, and some of the begetters went on to fornicate many multitudes in to the world….. Believe this and other millinial-old books as absolute truth at your own peril, as you may come off as un-christian and un-educated, as does our poor misguided soul breanbob

            3. Thanks, eMo.

              One other point, beanbob, I think the hatred in your heart is far more detestable to god than who’s kissing who.

            4. GODDDDD H E RRRR E (boom, crash)

              Very nice. I like that reverb thing. Anyway… look, beerenbop, or whatever your name is:
              – I love beetles. That’s why I have more than 100,000 species.
              – I don’t care what people call me – Zeus, Jehovah, Allah, Mithra, or Esmerelda, Great Giant Green Tortoise.
              – And I REALLY don’t care who hugs, kisses or ‘sleeps with’ whom.

              I do, however, care when people act like self-righteous, hate-filled pricks.
              I don’t need ISIS or you going around telling other people “god wants this”, “god abhors that”, blah, blah, blah.
              I can go my own nagging, AND my own smiting, thank you very much.

              So just cut it out, lighten up and lead a good life. Remember, “love one-another”, “judge not”, and all that good stuff the kid came up with. Well, HE MEANT IT.

    2. Spot on take! I was thinking the exact same thing!. This is no charity, it is an agenda and a slap in the face to actual charities. Don’t let these petty little queer commenters get under your skin…… just keep using the proceeds you collect from AAPL continue to feed those groups that help combat these sick degenerates! 🙂

  2. Maybe the reason that Tim is extremely wealthy and you’re not is the fact that he pays attention to doing his job instead of getting upset about other people’s sex lives.


    1. Was he paying attention to his job when he was advocating against Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Association, and Freedom of Speech?

      Was him putting his nose into someone else’s business in an entirely different state – someone who was being FINANCIALLY RUINED because a couple of homos couldn’t buy their damn cake elsewhere – was he “doing his job then.”

      Think before you post.

      As for me, I’m not going to sit idly by while you hell-bound liberals ruin this world with your degeneracy. Get over it!

  3. That’s not a charity is a political origination with the goal of changing peoples minds and the laws about a sexual preference. A charity is a group that is set out to help those who are in need of life giving/living things. Like the Clinton Foundation, oh wait! bad example… Water for Africa, the Red project, MDA, those are charities.

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