Apple's CEO Tim Cook got paid more in 2014 than in 2012 and 2013 combined

Apple's CEO Tim Cook got paid more in 2014 than in 2012 and 2013 combined

Several months ago, we told you that Tim Cook brought home roughly $4.25 million as salary, which was a little over his 2012 paycheck of $4.17 million. As a reminder, the bigger portion of these sums is a non-equity compensation, which varies with the company's overall performance throughout the fiscal year. 

Well, Apple surely has a great year, as Tim Cook brought some $9,222,638 in 2014. $1.7 million of these were Cook's regular yearly pay, $6.7 million were his non-equity compensations for Apple's ostensibly outstanding performance, and $774,176 in additional compensations. 

This is more than double than the CEO's 2013 earnings. What's more, his 2014 paycheck is bigger than his 2012 ($4,174,992) and 2013 ($4,252,727) ones combined. 

Interestingly enough, Samsung Mobile's CEO, JK Shin, had a higher salary in 2013 than Apple's CEO, but we suppose that this won't be the case in 2014, as Samsung is struggling to keep up with the competition and keep its leading position on the smartphone market.

Undoubtedly, the wild worldwide success of the Apple iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is to blame for this spectacular market performance. Cupertino continues to acquire bigger portions of important global markets - yesterday it became clear that Apple might be on the verge of surpassing Samsung in the latter's home market, South Korea.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook got paid more in 2014 than in 2012 and 2013 combined

source: Apple via TechCrunch

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77 Comments

1. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Charming. Shout out to everyone at Foxconn making 400 a month!

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's not just Apple. What big tech company doesn't use cheap labor and have a filthy rich CEO?

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

What company doesn't try to use cheap labor and have a filthy rich CEO?

19. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

yea, but most companies actually sell real products n dont LIE so boldly to their customers about how "great" their products are. The iToy cant do anything, n we all know it. so we know its being bought by ppl that dont know any-better. so either make something u dont have to LIE to get people to buy, or give that money to people who actually desperately need it. theres salesmanship, and theres Evil and/or LYING if u ask me

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can you guys us some examples of these "lies" that makes customers buy the products?

37. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Innovation........(drops mic, walks away........)

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ninteysix, Lycan, Naplam, Salazzi, Mxy see post 49. I'm done post 19 by reckless opened my eyes.

52. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

they said that both the 4/4s and the 5/5s were the perfect screen size for one handed use.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what! Time marches on dude, that played out now. Get some new material.

71. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

You need to find a factual answer. "So what"? With was that suppose to mean?

87. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They are. And what else ?

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're right bro, the iToy can't do anything at all, it sucks, it's garbage. To all you pathetic Apple fanboys, here's a list of what it can't do: 1. It can't place a call 2. It can't text 3. You can't bank on it 4. You can't email from it. 5. Can't watch YouTube 6. You can't calculate on it 7. You can't use Facebook 8. You can't use Twitter 9. You can't read news on it 10. You can comment on PA ;) 11. You can't browse the web 12. You can't cut copy paste 13. You can't take pics/vids and share them. 14. You can't game on it 15. You can't record voice messages 16. You can't reserve plane tickets 17. You can't book a hotel 18. You can't use it as a mobile wallet 19. You can't use it with Bluetooth 20. You can't even use it as an alarm clock Man you can't do anything with this darn phone, dabgummit reckless562 is right. :D

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

On top of all that, it has the lowest resale value of any phone in history. Thanx for opening my eyes reckless562

55. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You can't bluetooth properly on it. Only between apple products. Baaaaaaa

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Baaaaaaaa

64. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

You are embarrassing your own self.

88. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

21. You can't even post Apple hating coments on phone arena with it....

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And why should the rest of us care bout how much a CEO makes?

26. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You care because you posted. You took the time to click on the article, type a few senteces, and then hit the that "post comment" button. edit: nice edit :) You took out your long post and made it short.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

GOT EM LOL. #1

72. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Everyone has their right of freedom to click on which ever article they like.

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Seriously.........tha man should donate or kill himself. its jus so ugly to remember that cold hard fact.

30. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't know how these people can live with themselves making so much money while the people making the products get paid close to nothing.

39. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

me either

54. Lutanica

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Let me tell you how. It's called the reality distortion. These people believe they are so special that without them the world will go down the toilet. They believe that without them, people under them can't manage themselves. That's why they sincerely belive that they are gods. That's also because humiliated people (all those at the mercy of these so-called employers) treat them like Gods. When a person's status is defined by how much money he/she has, no matter how, no matter the qualifications of that person, with no system to quantify their contribution to anything either relatively or objectively, then you get multi millionaires billionaires who are worshiped simply because they are gods.

38. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank you!!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmm...cheese popcorn, or regular for this article's comments? Ummmm...cheese.

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

He can make a gillion dollars a year for all I care. Good for him. I just don't put much emphasis on money. He's a ceo of a multi-billion company, so it's understandable.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good comment Neros.

22. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

its NEVER understandable when u deny stepping on the backs of the poor workers u know are being abused, and the the customers who he KNOWS he's LYING to. theres Selling, and then theres what he does, which is lie.

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