Apple is officially worth $1 trillion — take a look inside the daily routine of CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up before dawn and gets 700 emails a day

Cook wakes up incredibly early.

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Cook wakes up incredibly early.
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  • Apple just hit a $1 trillion market valuation.
  • Apple CEO Tim 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.

Apple just 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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: The Huffington Post