Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

Throughout my professional life, Iโ€™ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I donโ€™t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.

At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: โ€œLifeโ€™s most persistent and urgent question is, โ€˜What are you doing for others?โ€™โ€‰โ€ I often challenge myself with that question, and Iโ€™ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. Thatโ€™s what has led me to today.

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay