Hey, we have a story about a person named Al Gore and something happening at Apple – you know, the company that makes those cool iPhones and iPads. Al Gore is like a grandpa to Apple, but guess what? He’s too old to be on their special board. Let’s find out more!
Why is Al Gore Leaving?
So, Apple has this rule that when people turn 75, they can’t stay on the board anymore. Al Gore, who has been helping Apple since 2003, is now 75. It’s like when you have a rule at home, and everyone has to follow it – even grown-ups!
Who is Al Gore?
Al Gore is a big friend of Apple. He used to be the Vice President of the United States, which is a really important job! Also, he cares a lot about the environment and even won a special prize called the Nobel laureate. Now, Apple says, “Thanks, Al, for helping us for over 20 years!”
What Did Al Gore Get?
Guess what? Al Gore got some money for being on Apple’s special board. In 2023, he got almost $377,000! That’s a lot of toys and candies, right? They even gave him some special stocks, like when you get a golden star for doing a great job!
Another Grown-up is Leaving Too!
It’s not just Al Gore leaving; another grown-up named James Bell is also saying goodbye to Apple’s board. He used to work for a company that makes airplanes, and now he’s too old to stay on the board. Grown-ups retire when they get older.
Meet the New Friend Coming In!
Apple is getting a new friend on the board! Her name is Wanda Austin, and she used to be the boss of a place called The Aerospace Corporation. She loves science, technology, and learning, just like when you play with your building blocks!
Why Apple Likes Wanda Austin:
Apple’s boss, Tim Cook, says Wanda is fantastic! She’s been helping technology grow for a long time. She loves things like science, technology, engineering, and math – it’s like playing with your favorite toys but with really cool grown-up stuff!
Thank You, Al Gore!
Tim Cook, the head of Apple, said a big “Thank You” to Al Gore’s. He talked about how Al always helps keep secrets and knows a lot about the Earth and weather. It’s like when you thank your friend for sharing toys with you!
Oops, Al Gore’s Little Secret:
Oh, by the way, did you know Al Gore’s accidentally told everyone about a new iPhone a bit too early in 2011? It’s like when you’re so excited about your birthday present, you just can’t keep it a secret!
That’s the end of our story, little buddies! Al Gore’s is taking a break from Apple’s special board because he’s a bit too old, but it’s okay because they have a new friend, Wanda Austin, joining the team. Growing up means sometimes things change, just like in your favorite stories.