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

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Cook wakes up incredibly early. Andrew Burton / Getty Images
  • 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 $US1 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. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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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Source: Pakwired


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

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Photo: Getty Images

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. Photo: Getty Images

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