Apple CEO Tim Cook among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

“Apple is known for elegant, innovative products that change the world by transforming how we connect, create and communicate, as well as how we work, think and act,” Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., writes for TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue. “Its continued success requires a leader of great courage and character who demands excellence, upholds the highest ethical standards and routinely challenges the status quo, including encouraging vital conversations about who we are as a culture and a community.”

“Tim Cook is that kind of leader,” Iger writes.

“Behind his soft-spoken demeanor and Southern manners is a focused fearlessness that comes from deep personal conviction. Tim is committed to doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons,” Iger writes. “As CEO, he’s led Apple to new heights, and he continues to build a global brand that is universally recognized as an industry leader and widely respected for its values.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: As usual, the list has some hits and misses, but Cook definitely belongs right where he is: atop the list of “Titans.”

TIME’s full list for 2016:

• Aziz Ansari
• Caitlyn Jenner
• Laura Esserman and Shelley Hwang
• Palmer Luckey
• Sunita Narain
• Roy Choi
• Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie)
• Hope Jahren
• Dan Carder
• Nadia Murad
• Lee Berger
• Mussie Zerai
• Marc Edwards and Mona Hanna-Attisha
• Christiana Figueres
• Alan Stern
• Raj Panjabi
• Ibtihaj Muhammad
• Gina Rodriguez
• Kathy Niakan
• Kip Thorne
• Lin-Manuel Miranda

• Tim Cook
• Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal
• Yuri Milner
• Mohammed bin Nayef
• Katie Ledecky
• Dwayne Johnson
• Pope Francis
• Sundar Pichai
• Wang Jianlin
• Kathleen Kennedy
• Eli Broad
• Stephen Curry
• Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

• Kendrick Lamar
• Gael García Bernal
• Taraji P. Henson
• Melissa McCarthy
• Elena Ferrante
• Riccardo Tisci
• Ryan Coogler
• Ariana Grande
• Idris Elba
• Bjarke Ingels
• Oscar Isaac
• Ta-Nehisi Coates
• Guo Pei
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus
• Mark Rylance
• Charlize Theron
• Yayoi Kusama
• Priyanka Chopra

• Kim Jong Un
• Recep Tayyip Erdogan
• Vladimir Putin
• Paul Ryan
• Diana Natalicio
• Lori Robinson
• Lester Holt
• Queen Máxima
• Ted Cruz
• François Hollande
• Darren Walker
• James Comey
• Raghuram Rajan
• Hillary Clinton
• Aung San Suu Kyi
• Sergio Moro
• Justin Trudeau
• Xi Jinping
• Barack Obama
• Mauricio Macri
• Jaha Dukureh
• Reince Priebus
• Tsai Ing-wen
• Sean MacFarland
• Bernie Sanders
• Nikki Haley
• Jin Liqun
• Donald Trump
• Angela Merkel
• John Kerry
• Christine Lagarde

• Nicki Minaj
• Lewis Hamilton
• Usain Bolt
• Marilynne Robinson
• Karlie Kloss
• Jordan Spieth
• Alejandro González Iñárritu
• Adele
• Tu Youyou
• Denis Mukwege
• Sania Mirza
• Ronda Rousey
• Leonardo DiCaprio


  1. You can say Madmen was a hit, even though it was sh*t.

    You can say the Apple Watch is great, even though it’s retarded and lame.

    You can say Tim Cook is a great CEO, but he’s purely incompetent and he’s destroying Apple.

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