Chief Executive Officer
When Steve Jobs announced he was resigning as CEO of Apple, he gave the reins to former COO Tim Cook. Cook joined Apple in 1998 and was credited for fixing the company's manufacturing inefficiencies and helping Apple predict demand for its products. The Alabama native has a reputation for bein unemotional and demanding. Though he is more introverted than Jobs, people who know him call him an "operation genius." Cook also serves on the board of Nike and previously worked at computer giant Compaq. Like other Apple execs, Cook earned $59.1 million last year, thanks to a $5 million discretionary bonus and 75,000 restricted shares of AAPL stock on top of his $800,000 annual salary.