Ivanka gets mixed reviews from laughing at father's gaffe

President Donald Trump may have had a major flub on Wednesday when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” during a meeting at the White House. But it seems that his daughter Ivanka is taking a humored approach to it, and attempting to laugh along with the many who are poking fun at the president, including comedian and political commentator Trevor Noah.

The Apple CEO was one of a number of people at the inaugural meeting for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, where both the president and Ivanka took part in conversations about advancing a national workforce strategy. However, President Trump stole the show when he expressed his appreciation for Cook just before calling him by the wrong name.

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How Tim Cook spends his $250M net worth

Tim Cook is worth at least $625.37 million, according to a 2017 estimate by data company Equilar reported by Time.

Source: TIME

The bulk of that is from his total stock options and shares in Apple, which total nearly $622 million. Cook is also on the Nike board of directors, where he has $3.4 million in stock options.

Source: TIME

Cook's actual net worth is certainly even higher than that — but information on his property, investment portfolio, and cash on hand isn't publicly available.

Source: TIME

That's relatively low compared to other tech CEOs. Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Larry Page are all worth tens of billions. 

Source: Forbes

Even though Apple is the highest-value company on the planet, there's only one known Apple-related billionaire: Laurene Powell Jobs, who is Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' widow.

Source: Forbes

In 2017, Cook's salary as CEO was $3 million. That's up from his first year as CEO in 2011, when his salary was $900,000.

Sources: Apple regulatory filings from 2018 and 2012

Cook, who came out as gay in 2014, is not married and has no children. He leads a private, solitary life, but here's what we know about how he spends his fortune...

Sources: Business Insider, Quora, Time

Despite being a multi-millionaire, Cook is remarkably frugal. He reportedly buys his underwear at Nordstrom's semi-annual sale.

Source: Mashable

"I like to be reminded of where I came from, and putting myself in modest surroundings helps me do that," Cook said. "Money is not a motivator for me."

Source: Inside Apple excerpt by Adam Lashinsky

As of 2012, Cook lives in a $1.9 million Palo Alto home that's 2,400 square feet. That's relatively modest for the ritzy Bay Area city, which now has a median home value of $3.3 million.

Sources: Cult of Mac, Fortune, Zillow

Cook spends most of his time at the office — which includes reportedly waking up at 3:45 a.m. to start reading and responding to emails.

Source: Business Insider

As for travel, Cook has to travel often for work. Apple spent $93,109 last year on Cook's private plane alone.

Source: Apple regulatory filing from 2018

But he keeps it domestic when it comes to personal travel, visiting spots like Yosemite National Park.

Source: TIME

One of his known vacations was to New York City with his nephew. He showed the tween boy around the New York Stock Exchange in 2016.

Source: CNBC

Indeed, Cook's most-known hobby is his love of fitness, hiking, and cycling.

Source: TIME

Cook goes to the gym at 5 a.m. every morning — but not the Apple company gym, so he can keep a low profile.

Sources: Mashable, Business Insider

But we do know that Cook likes to spend money on political causes. He's thrown fundraisers for politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Source: Fortune, NPR

And Cook plans to give away all of his money to charity when he dies. He has no children of his own, and wants to create a better world for his nephew. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change," he told Fortune in 2015.

Source: Fortune

While many Twitter users jumped at the opportunity to curate a list of all of the tech giants who may be next to have their last names replaced with the titles of their organizations by Trump, Noah decided to re-up a Daily Show round upof all of the names that the president has actually gotten wrong in the past, with a game show called “Name that Person.”

“Welcome to the club, Time Apple!” Noah tweeted alongside the video, which features Trump calling Congressman Kevin McCarthy “Steve,” the head of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury, “Ken,” and even refers to Paradise, Calif. as “Pleasure” during a press conference about the deadly wildfires that took place there.

Although Ivanka kept a straight face during the most recent encounter, she chose to laugh at the compilation of errors with a retweet of Noah’s post and some emojis.

However, many others responded to the presidential adviser by calling attention to the “disrespect” that her father displays when failing to refer to people by their proper names.

Others, meanwhile, conceded that their parents would likely do the same thing.


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