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A look inside the daily routine of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up before dawn and gets up to 800 emails a day

A look inside the daily routine of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up before dawn and gets up to 800 emails a day
Apple CEO Tim Cook's daily routine - Business Insider

Apple CEO Tim Cook is an immensely private leader in tech. The self-proclaimed "workaholic" runs the first US company to hit a $1 trillion valuation.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook's birthday is November 1.
  • Cook is an intensely private person, but he has given some insights into what his daily routine looks like.
  • He's a self-proclaimed "workaholic" who wakes up early and gets up to 800 emails a day.


In September, Apple made history. The tech giant just became the first US company with $1 trillion market valuation.

So what's the story of the man currently running Apple?

Since taking the helm of the tech giant in 2011, CEO Tim Cook has established himself as a private individual, more focused on discussing Apple than his own life. Still, we can piece together some clues about his daily schedule.

Here's a look inside the typical routine of Apple's CEO:

Cook typically wakes up brutally early.

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Source: USA Today

According to USA Today, he usually rises at 3:45 a.m.

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Source: USA Today

Once he's up, he gets to work reading through some of the 700 to 800 emails he gets every day.

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Source: Business Insider, Business Insider

He once told ABC that he's "a bit of a workaholic" who reads "the majority of those" messages.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Source: Business Insider, Business Insider

Next, Cook hits the gym around 5 a.m. The CEO doesn't work out on Apple's campus, however. He prefers the privacy of an outside gym.

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Source: Business Insider, Mashable

The Apple CEO is mum about most of his hobbies, but it's reported that he takes fitness seriously.

Tim Cook
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Source: Pakwired

He's credited his Apple Watch with helping him keep in shape and even lose weight.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and model Christy Turlington at the Apple Watch launch event.
REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Source: Pakwired

It's not clear whether or not Cook enjoys a regular breakfast, but he dug into scrambled egg whites, sugar-free cereal, and unsweetened almond milk during a sit down with New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin.

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Source: The New York Times

He also ate bacon, but prefers turkey bacon, apparently.

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Source: The New York Times

When it comes to his work, Cook is reportedly collaborative and a good listener, according to TIME.

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Source: TIME

Cook also has a reputation as a demanding boss. Business Insider reported that the CEO is known for his "no-mercy" style.

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Source: Business Insider

He reportedly hosts marathon meetings, questions everything, and emails employees "at all hours."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Source: Business Insider

That doesn't stop Cook from occasionally grabbing lunch with random Apple workers in the company's cafeteria, though.

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Source: Mashable

In addition to being at work early, Cook has previously said he's one of the last ones to leave the office, too.

Tim Cook
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Source: Inc

When it comes to what he does outside of the office, the "intensely private" Cook prefers to keep things quiet, according to Fortune.

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Source: Fortune

It is known that he enjoys spending time outdoors, often hiking and riding his bicycle in his free time.

Tim Cook
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Source: TIME

It's reported that Cook likes to catch seven hours of shut eye a night, meaning that he has to turn in by 8:45 p.m. to get enough rest before his early wake-up.

Tim Cook
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Source: The Huffington Post

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