BUSINESS
10/30/2014 10:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here Are All The Openly Gay CEOs In The Fortune 500

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Actually, Tim Cook is the only openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," the Apple CEO wrote in an essay published in Businessweek Thursday.

Before Cook came out, there were no openly gay CEOs in the Fortune 500, according to Deena Fidas of the Human Rights Campaign.

Glen Senk, the former CEO of Urban Outfitters Inc. has said he was the first openly gay CEO of the Fortune 1000 company, but he resigned from the company in 2012. The former CEO of BP, John Browne, resigned in 2007 after being called out as gay.

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