Apple CEO Tim Cook’s earnings up 74% to $102m

CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple is holding their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they are expected to unveil a new iPhone.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple’s chief government Tim Cook dinner took dwelling $102m (£76m) final yr, largely because of bonuses tied to the corporate’s inventory worth.

Mr Cook dinner grew to become Apple’s chief government after Steve Jobs resigned in 2011 and shares within the firm have greater than tripled below his watch.

The corporate at the moment has a market capitalisation of over $875bn (£650bn) making it essentially the most worthwhile publicly owned firm on this planet.

In a proxy assertion filed with the US Securities and Trade Fee, Apple stated Mr Cook dinner earned simply over $3m (£2.2m) in wage, plus $9.3m (£6.9m) in bonuses.

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He was additionally awarded inventory price $89m (£66m), up 74% from final yr for a complete of roughly $102m (£75m) for his work in 2017 alone.

As the top of the world’s most dear firm, Mr Cook dinner can be now compelled to make use of non-public planes to journey for each enterprise and private functions.

Apple stated transporting the chief government around the globe in 2017 value greater than $93,000 (£69,000) and his private safety prices ran to greater than $220,000 (£163,000).

The chief government, who has attended tech summits on the White Home organized by US President Donald Trump, was revealed to have condemned the president’s response to the Charlottesville protests in an inside e mail leaked to the press.

The proxy submitting to the SEC comes as Apple introduced it might be holding its annual share holder assembly on 13 February on the Steve Jobs Theatre, the place it additionally launched the iPhone X.

Apple CEO Tim Cook listens to US President Donald Trump during a tech summit  at the White House in June
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:: Battery expenses

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Apple is going through as many as eight class motion lawsuits within the US alone following on from an admission that it had developed software program to decelerate outdated iPhones with low-capacity batteries, as a method of defending the gadgets’ elements.

The complainants within the US have alleged that Apple was “misleading, immoral, and unethical” as a result of the know-how was designed to “purposefully decelerate or ‘throttle down’ the efficiency speeds” of the iPhones.

The lawsuits request that Apple cease lowering the processor pace of affected gadgets and pay compensation to affected clients.

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