In the years since he took the reins from the late Steve Jobs in , he has donated millions of dollars in support of various human rights issues. While Cook is a notably private person, he became the first CEO of a Fortune company to come out as gay in Exposing his personal life may have cost him his privacy, but Cook has no regrets, he told Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein on the June 13 episode of " The David Rubenstein Show. It's someone that is maybe an LGBT community that is fired because of that. It's someone that has a different religion than the majority and therefore they're ostracized in some way.
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See comments. If the CEO of a company announces he's gay, does that mean his predecessor and his products were gay too? According to Russian media reports, Maksim Dolgopolov, whose company sponsored the installation of a 2-meter-high iPhone replica with Steve Jobs' likeness in a university courtyard, has ordered the monument taken down because it may be in violation of a Russian law on homosexual "propaganda. Last year, Russia's State Duma unanimously passed legislation penalizing the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations. On October 30, he announced in " Bloomberg Businessweek " that he's gay.
Steve Jobs memorial in Russia is removed after Tim Cook comes out as gay
In the days after Steve Jobs' death, friends and colleagues have, in customary fashion, been sharing their fondest memories of the Apple co-founder. He's been hailed as "a genius" and "the greatest CEO of his generation" by pundits and tech journalists. But a great man's reputation can withstand a full accounting. And, truth be told, Jobs could be terrible to people, and his impact on the world was not uniformly positive. We mentioned much of the good Jobs did during his career earlier.
Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the s and s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was born in San Francisco , California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.