Carl Cook

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Carl Cook
BornNovember 10, 1962
Alma materPurdue University
University of Iowa
OccupationCEO, Cook Group
Net worth$10.5 billion (August 2020)
Spouse(s)Marcy 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 August 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $10.5 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]

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 "Carl Cook". Forbes. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Carl Cook". Forbes. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Carl Cook inherited his father's company – and his vision | Free HTO content". Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Bob Hammel (2008). The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim!. Indiana University Press. p. 284. ISBN 0-253-35254-1. 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". Retrieved June 24, 2017.