As part of a 10-year deal when he took over as Apple CEO, Mr. Cook’s final payout is 5 million shares in Apple worth roughly US$750 million (via Fortune).
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Part of the payout depended on Apple’s stock return over the past three years that has surpassed approximately two thirds of companies in the S&P 500. During his tenure, Apple’s stock has returned over 1,100%, making Apple the world’s most valuable company with a value over US$2 trillion.
In 2020 Mr. Cook received restricted stock units worth up to US$114 million as an incentive to remain CEO until at least 2025. Mr. Cook’s net worth is approximately US$1.5 billion. He plans to donate most of his wealth to charity.