Although we announced yesterday that Apple CEO Tim Cook lost Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award to Ebola fighters, Cook has however been named Person of the Year by the Financial Times. For those who don’t know, Financial Times is a London-based economic-focused newspaper. When the publication named him Person of the Year, they noted that Apple shares have increased 50% since the shareholder meeting earlier in the year. Apple’s value has also been noted to have increased almost as much as Google’s market capitalization. Then when Apple Pay was introduced, everything only went uphill from there.

The Financial Times stated that Apple’s executive ranks increased in diversity, the use of conflict minerals decreased, and the company’s supply chain also improved among many other things. When the iPhone 6 lineup was released, many records were broken in regards to device presales and worldwide sales during opening weekend. Then Cook in October made a public announcement of being ‘proud to be gay’, became the first executive to talk about his sexual orientation openly, and has always been a big believer in equality. We think that Cook definitely deserves more than a runner up title for everything he has done for the Cupertino-based company. And with the Apple Watch on the way, we think things will only get better for the giant tech company.

Source: Financial Times