Tim Cook bags a spot on TIME's list of the most influential people of 2022

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What you need to know

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has found a spot on TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022.
  • Cook's name was in the 'Titans' category.
  • TIME had Laurene Powell Jobs write Cook's profile.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been given a spot on TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022. It isn't the first time he has been on the same list, but this time he finds himself in the 'Titans' category.

Others on the same list, including Zendaya, Simu Liu, and Oprah Winfrey found themselves in other categories that included 'Artists,' 'Leaders,' and more.

TIME has Laurene Powell Jobs right Cook's profile. The former wife of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs spoke of Cook's "compassion" in the text, saying that he turns to nature to "replenish his spirit."

Apple is Tim Cook's life's work, and in this work, Tim displays mastery. Tim has demonstrated more range in his leadership of one of the world's largest companies than any contemporary CEO. Since Apple's products and policies affect the very character of contemporary life, Tim's job demands not only business wisdom but also philosophical wisdom. The intense pressure of setting and executing Apple's progression with deep precision, and of taking responsibility for the company's effects on society, is almost unimaginable. Yet Tim does it with compassion and discipline, turning to nature to replenish his spirit. In the summer he can be found hiking in our national parks, buoyed by the majesty of the mountains.After more than a decade at the helm, Tim has carved out a place as not only one of the world's most admired CEOs but an exemplar of moral leadership, technological imagination, environmental stewardship, and humanitarianism. To paraphrase a famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt: Tim strives valiantly, dares greatly, and spends himself in a grand cause.

Those interested in seeing the full list can check out the TIME website to read more.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.