Tim Cook Comes Out: The Photos You Need to See

Apple's Tim Cook has been rumored to be gay for years, but in a recent open letter on Businessweek, Cook publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time. In the letter, he wrote: "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." MacRumors notes that Cook is an alumnus of Auburn University, and Apple previously issued a statement in support of Supreme Court gay marriage rulings in 2013. Earlier this year, CNBC’s Simon Hobbs "outed" Cook on live TV. Tim Cook is generally liked by Apple fans, a fact that is highlighted by the whopping $610,000 one bidder paid to win a coffee date with Tim Cook back in 2013. He also endeared himself to the general public when he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Read on to see some of Tim Cook's best photos. (Getty)