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Carl Cook

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Carl Cook
Born (1962-11-10) November 10, 1962 (age 61)
Alma materPurdue University
University of Iowa
Occupation(s)CEO, Cook Group
SpouseMarcy Heshelman (m. 2008)
Children1 daughter
Parent(s)William Cook (died 2011) and Gayle Cook

Carl Cook (born November 10, 1962)[1] is an American billionaire businessman. He is CEO of the Cook Group, a medical device company that was co-founded by his parents. As of May 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $12.5 billion.[2]

Early life[edit]

He is the son of William Cook (died 2011) and Gayle Cook, who co-founded the Cook Group.[1]

He has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of Iowa.[3][1]


After graduation, Cook traveled to France and Germany for a year, setting up computers for his family's company, the Cook Group, a medical devices company founded by his late father William Cook. He then worked at the Cook Group pacemaker division in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, and in their Winston-Salem plant.[1]

Cook is also the president of a life sciences division of Cook Group, called Cook MyoSite, which is developing a cell therapy to treat urinary incontinence.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On January 5, 2008, Cook married Marcy Heshelman at the West Baden Springs Hotel, having met her when she was working in Cook Inc's auditing department.[4] She grew up in Greene County, Indiana.[3] They live in Bloomington, Indiana, and have a daughter.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Carl Cook". Forbes. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Bloomberg (May 25, 2021). "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Carl Cook". Bloomberg LP.
  3. ^ a b "Carl Cook inherited his father's company – and his vision | Free HTO content". heraldtimesonline.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Bob Hammel (2008). The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim!. Indiana University Press. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-253-35254-5. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Schneider, Nick (March 21, 2013). "Local News: Governor makes stop at Yoho's General Store in Solsberry (3/21/13) | Greene County Daily World". Gcdailyworld.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.