Apple's Cook & Cue make Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' list as Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs

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Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue both claimed spots in Vanity Fair's annual "New Establishment" list on Wednesday, even as Cook once again paid tribute to his famous predecessor -- Steve Jobs -- on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Cook as CEO managed 11th place on the Vanity Fair list, while Cue, senior VP of internet software and services, took 54th. The New Establishment feature ranks "Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons."

Cue's inclusion is linked to his division becoming "an increasingly important part of Apple's future," referring specifically to Apple Music. That service is said to be dipping Apple's toes into "music-themed programming and other forms of content," a given example being the spinoff of The Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" into an Apple-exclusive series.

Two other people with Apple connections on the list include Disney CEO Bob Iger, who sits on the Apple board, and Laurene Powell Jobs. Thanks to the estate she inherited from her former husband, Laurene is one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of about $17 billion. Much of this money is being poured into the Emerson Collective, a group dedicated to causes like education, immigration reform, and the environment.

"Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Remembering Steve and the many ways he changed our world.

-- Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

Cook posted his tribute to Steve Jobs on Twitter, as he has regularly since joining the social network in 2013. He took over as CEO less than two months before Jobs died of pancreatic cancer, and has since faced intense scrutiny, as investors and Apple fans alike have hoped he can continue the company's financial success and product innovation.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,750member
    Establishment is becoming a dirty word.  Disenchanchemnt with these special people is why it is possible for anti establishment types like trump to run for Pres.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    buzdotsbuzdots Posts: 451member
    entropys said:
    Establishment is becoming a dirty word.  Disenchanchemnt with these special people is why it is possible for anti establishment types like trump to run for Pres.
    Give me a friggin break...  show me the connection between Disenchantment, special, establishment & Trump in any connection with this column - or anything.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,750member
    Well nothing direct, true.  I was just commenting on the concept of 'establishment' as an occalade and I thought, ironically commenting on the rise of anti-establishment political candidates across the West ( like Trump) as an indicator that for a large slab of their communities 'establishment' might not be a favourable label.

    I don't believe thes candidates will be successful, but I am aware that a lot of people whose lives haven't turned out the way they expected look at people on ludicrous salaries, flitting from company to company, those who get high paying jobs and contracts due to political connections, those in the media who believe they are players rather than observers, all seeming to be hanging out together and slapping each other on the back and getting written about in all the the right journals, and these disappointed start lurching towards all sorts of conspiracies, false prophets and messiahs.  Ultimately unhelpful, but there you go.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    So there's Eddie's famous Hawaiian Shirt...
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