Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $131.7 Million USD in Apple Stock

Apple CEO Tim Cook just made a lot of money — again.

This week Cook was given a whopping 560,000 in Apple Stock, which he promptly sold from his portfolio. According to a new report from MacRumors, Cook sold more than 265,000 of those shares at prices ranging from $493.50 to $500.11 USD, netting him somewhere around $131.7 million.

The plethora of shares are part of Cook’s annual haul, which is based on time served and overall performance. Cook received 280,00 restricted stock units (RSU) for his time in the driver’s seat and another 280,000 RSU for Apple being one of the top S&P 500 companies between August 2017 and August 2020.

At the beginning of the allotted time period Apple stock was sitting at $157.56 USD and it ended at $464.63.

But not all of his awarded stock went into his holdings. After Apple’s statutory tax withholding, which gobbled up 294,840 shares, Cook was left with 265,160 vested units.

Cook then sold them off in multiple trades across during the week. The shares were sold between $493.50 to $500.11 USD per unit. The trades earned Cook over $185 million, adding to his net worth which surpassed $1 billion USD several weeks back. Cook will see another 700,000 of his RSUs vest on August 24, 2021, based on his original Apple employment agreement.

Apple stock hit a peak of over $500 per share this week, meaning the company’s market value hit $2 trillion.