Al Gore on Tim Cook for TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential’ list

April 18, 2012, 2:20 PM UTC
Fortune

Apple’s CEO shares the spotlight with Marc Andreessen, Sheryl Sandberg and Anonymous



Luke Wilson for TIME

Al Gore has nothing but kind words for Steve Jobs’ successor. His 200-word write-up begins:

“It is difficult to imagine a harder challenge than following the legendary Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple. Yet Tim Cook, a soft-spoken, genuinely humble and quietly intense son of an Alabama shipyard worker and a homemaker, hasn’t missed a single beat.”

The magazine identifies Gore as a former U.S. Vice President. It doesn’t mention that he sits on Apple’s (AAPL) board.