Gayle Cook

About Gayle Cook

Who is it?: co-founder, Cook Group Inc.co-founder, Cook Group Inc.
Birth Place: United States
Residence: Bloomington, Indiana, US
Education: Indiana University
Spouse(s): William Cook (died 2011)
Children: Carl Cook

Gayle Cook Net Worth

Gayle Cook was born in United States, is co-founder, Cook Group Inc.co-founder, Cook Group Inc.. Gayle Cook is the owner of the Cook Group, a medical device company she co-founded with her late husband William ("Bill") Cook in a spare room in their Bloomington, Indiana apartment back in 1963. When Bill died in 2011, she inherited his stake and sits on the company's board. Their son Carl Cook is also involved in the business, which has offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia and revenues estimated at $2 billion. Cook's net worth has surged $1.8 billion over the past year due to a rise in the market capitalization of publicly traded competitors like Johnson & Johnson and Stryker Corp. Cook Group specializes in stents and catheters that contain pre-injected antibiotics. From 1996 to 2007, Bill and Gayle Cook spent $500 million to restore the luxury French Lick Resort and West Baden Springs Hotel in Indiana, adding a casino and a Pete Dye-designed PGA golf course. It will be hosting the 2015 PGA Senior Championship. The Cooks donated a reported $10 million to Northwestern University, where the couple endowed the Bill and Gayle Cook Professorship in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology.
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💰 Net worth: $5.8 Billion

2011 $3.4 Billion
2012 $3.7 Billion
2013 $5.2 Billion
2014 $5.8 Billion
2018 $5.8 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1956

Gayle Karch Cook graduated from Indiana University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

1963

In 1963, she co-founded the Cook Group, a medical equipment manufacturer, with her husband. As of 2013, she still served on the company's Board of Directors.

1983

She has made charitable contributions to her alma mater, Indiana University, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Indiana University Foundation. She received the Gertrude Rich Award in 1983 an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1993, both from Indiana University.

2011

She was married to william Cook, who died in 2011. They had a son, Carl Cook.

2014

According to Forbes, she had a net worth of US$5,800,000,000 in 2014, an increase relative to US$5,200,000,000 in 2013 which placed her at #85 on the Forbes 400 for the year.