Scott Cook Biography
Scott David Cook is an American billionaire businessman, co-founder of Intuit, director since March 1983 and chairman of the executive committee. He is a director of eBay and Procter & Gamble.
Scott Cook Age
Scott David Cook was born on 1952 (age 66–67) as of 2019.
Scott Cook Net Worth
Cook has a net worth of 3.9 billion USD as of 2019.
Scott Cook Son
Cook has a son called Karl Cook. Karl is married to Kaley Christine Cuoco, an American actress and producer.
Scott Cook Wife
Cook is married to Signe Ostby. Signe worked for Procter & Gamble and Clorox before she launched Software Publishing Corporation, making productivity software for personal computers. The couple has three children and live in Woodside, California. Their son Karl Cook is an equestrian and married to the actress Kaley Cuoco.
Scott Cook Education
Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he serves on the dean’s advisory board.
Scott Cook Career
Cook began his career at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned about product development, market research and marketing. Cook then took a job in strategic consulting at Bain & Company in Menlo Park, California. He soon started using the insights he was learning there to look for an idea for a company of his own.
That idea came to Cook one day when his wife was complaining about paying the bills. With personal computers just coming out at the time, Scott thought there might be a market for basic software that would help people pay their bills. In 1983, he launched Intuit, which today offers software and online products to help individuals and small companies manage their finances.
From February 1993 to July 1998, he was Intuit’s chairman. He served as president and CEO of Intuit from April 1983 to April 1994. Cook and his wife, Signe Ostby, established the Center for Brand and Product Management in 2002 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business, the nation’s first university-based center focused exclusively on training MBAs in brand and product management. He and Ostby both started their careers in brand management.
In 2005, Cook was #320 on the Forbes 400, with a net worth of $1.1 billion. Since the 1990s, Cook has “more than doubled his donations to Republicans and Democrats, giving the maximum to mainstream politicians like Mitt Romney and Harry Reid.