Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is one of the largest companies in the United States, with a market cap of over $800 billion as of early October, 2017. The ubiquitous company is known for its iPhone and iPad products as well as futuristic projects such as possible self-driving car. Apple is a very popular stock in the market, with an average volume of close to 29 million shares traded a day. Many insiders at Apple own large stakes in the company, along with institutional investors, who have massive positions.

Arthur Levinson

Arthur Levinson is the largest individual shareholder in Apple, with his 1.13 million shares. Levinson is the chairman of the board for Apple and the current CEO of Calico, an independent research and development (R&D) biotech company. Calico is focused on the goals of combating aging and related diseases. It is a subsidiary of Google, which in 2015 has been restructured into Alphabet. Levinson was formerly the CEO of Genentech.

Tim Cook

Tim Cook is one of the largest insider shareholders in Apple, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. He owns 901,474 shares according to the latest filing.

Cook was named chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple in August of 2011, succeeding the founder Steve Jobs. Prior to being named CEO, Cook served as Apple’s chief operating officer (COO) responsible for the company's international sales and operations. This included the supply chain and sales activities for the company. Cook previously worked for Compaq.

Craig Federighi

Craig Federighi, a senior vice president of software engineering, owns 359,988 shares as of August 2016. Federighi, who oversees the development of iOS, OS X and Apple's common operating system engineering teams, returned to the company in 2009 after working for NeXT, followed by Apple and Ariba.

Albert Gore, Jr.

In 2003, the former Vice President of the United States joined the company's board of directors and owns 230,137 shares, according to the latest filing. In addition to his position in Apple, Mr. Gore serves as a co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management and is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. According to his official website, he currently spends the majority of time chairing the Climate Reality Project, an organization that aims to solve the climate crisis.

Bruce Sewell

Bruce Sewell, Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security and General Counsel, owns over 109,700 shares of Apple according to the latest filing. Sewell is responsible for overseeing global security and privacy, intellectual property, corporate governance and other legal matters. He joined the company in 2009.

Institutional Shareholders

The three largest institutional holders of Apple stock is Vanguard Group Inc., Blackrock Inc. and State Street corporation, which collectively owned 16.64% of Apple.

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