In August 2011, Tim Cook was named the CEO of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) following the death of company CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs. Through the years, Cook has guided Apple to become one of the biggest companies in the world, with market capitalization now over $2.4 trillion. Here are five things you might now know about Tim Cook. 1. Education: Cook graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University. After Auburn, Cook went on to attend Duke University.