Former Vice President Al Gore will no longer serve on Apple’s board of directors since he will soon surpass the age limit set by the tech giant for those wishing to serve on its panel.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2024
In a press release, Apple noted that Gore would not stand for reelection to serve on the company’s board of directors.
“The board has a longstanding policy that directors generally may not stand for reelection after reaching age 75,” the tech giant said.
Gore will turn 76 years old in March 2024. Notably, the former Democratic vice president served under President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he launched a presidential bid but was defeated by then-presidential candidate George W. Bush. Gore also served in the Senate and House.
Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Gore’s tenure with the technological company panned over two decades.
“We’re deeply grateful to Al and James for their many years of service to Apple — their insights, energy, and values have made us a stronger company in so many ways,” Cook said in a press release.
“For more than 20 years, Al has contributed an incredible amount to our work — from his unconditional support for protecting our users’ privacy, to his incomparable knowledge of environment and climate issues,” he continued.
Gore joined Apple’s board of directors in 2003, where he owns nearly 500,000 shares of the company, which holds a value of about $87 million.
Gore, one of the left’s radical climate agenda advocates, is still on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) board of trustees.
The former vice president has been a proponent of banning fossil fuels to “accelerate climate finance.”
In September 2023, Gore wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “We need to rapidly phase out fossil fuels, dramatically accelerate climate finance, protect nature, and deploy renewable energy both rapidly and equitably. Now is the moment when we must do all that we can to renew one of the key resources necessary for climate action: political will.”
Gore is said to be “the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis,” according to the former vice president’s website.