Gayle Cook

About Gayle Cook

Who is it?: co-founder, Cook Group, Cook Group Inc.
Birth Place: United States
Residence: Bloomington, Indiana, US
Education: Indiana University
Spouse(s): William Cook (died 2011)
Children: Carl Cook

Gayle Cook


Gayle Cook is co-founder, Cook Group, Cook Group Inc. in United States. As of 2018 Gayle Cook net worth is approximately $5.8 Billion. Gayle Cook is the owner of the Cook Group, a medical device company she co-founded with her late husband William ("Bill") Cook in a spare room in their Bloomington, Indiana apartment back in 1963.

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💰 Net worth: $5.8 Billion

2011 $3.4 Billion
2012 $3.7 Billion
2013 $5.2 Billion
2014 $5.8 Billion
2018 $5.8 Billion



Gayle Karch Cook graduated from Indiana University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


In 1963, she co-founded the Cook Group, a medical equipment manufacturer, with her husband. As of 2013, she still served on the company's Board of Directors.


She has made charitable contributions to her alma mater, Indiana University, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Indiana University Foundation. She received the Gertrude Rich Award in 1983 an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1993, both from Indiana University.


She was married to william Cook, who died in 2011. They had a son, Carl Cook.


According to Forbes, she had a net worth of US$5,800,000,000 in 2014, an increase relative to US$5,200,000,000 in 2013 which placed her at #85 on the Forbes 400 for the year.

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