Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes TIME's Most Influential List

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned himself a place on TIME's 100 Most Influential People list for 2015 for his corporate leadership skills and open support for human rights and environmental protection. Mr. Cook received the same honor along side the likes of Anita Sarkeesian, Brian Chesky, and Satya Nadella.

Apple CEO Tim Cook ranked as one of TIME's most influential people for 2015Apple CEO Tim Cook ranked as one of TIME's most influential people for 2015

Mr. Cook's entry on the list was penned by Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), who is also a civil rights proponent. He said,

Tim is unwavering in his support of an individual's right to privacy and is not only embracing equality and LGBT rights but advocating for change through his words and actions. His commitment to renewable energy is also leaving our planet a little cleaner and a little greener for generations yet unborn.

Mr. Lewis also noted that Mr. Cook has pushed Apple to even higher profitability since taking over from Steve Jobs as the company's CEO. "[Tim] has shown that profitability and integrity can go hand in hand," he said.

Mr. Cook previously made TIME's list in 2012 after taking over as Apple CEO from Steve Jobs.

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky's place on TIME's list has an Apple tie, too, because his entry was written by the company's design chief Sir Jonathan Ive. He said Mr. Chesky's "audacity is fabulous," and that Airbnb is "soaringly ambitious and utterly practical."

You can check out everyone on the 2015 Most Influential List on the TIME website.