“Out Magazine ranked Tim Cook as the most influential LGBT person of 2016 in its 10th annual power list that charts everything from a person’s impact on the economy, political clout, and how they change our world view,” Buster Hein reports for Cult of Mac.
“Other notable figures on Out’s PowerList also includes Ellen DeGeneres, news anchors Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper, Caitlyn Jenner, and angel investor Peter Thiel,” Hein reports.
Of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Out writes:
Since coming out publicly in 2014, the Apple CEO has vocally supported diversity, most recently donating iPads and Macs in 29 states as part of a $100 million commitment to improve technology in public schools with minority students. Once intensely private, Cook appeared last September on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to explain why he decided to discuss his personal life: “It became so clear to me that kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents, and that I needed to do something.” It wasn’t product launches, but rather Apple’s standoff with the FBI that has been the biggest risk of Cook’s tenure. He decided the company wouldn’t comply with a federal court order to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, arguing that doing so could set a “dangerous precedent that threatens everyone’s civil liberties.”
Out’s 10th Annual Power List – Top 10
1. Tim Cook: CEO, Apple, 55
2. Ellen DeGeneres: Talk Show Host/Producer/Spokesperson, 58
3. Rachel Maddow: News Anchor/Political Commentator, 43
4. Anderson Cooper: News Anchor, 48
5. Ryan Murphy:, Writer/Director/Producer, 50
6. Mary Kay Henry: International President, SEIU, 58
7. Andy Cohen: TV Producer/Talk Show Host, 47
8. Caitlyn Jenner: TV Personality/Olympian, 66
9. Sia Furler: Singer/Songwriter/Producer, 40
10. Peter Thiel: Entrepreneur/Investor, 48
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