The 50 most powerful proud and out gay people can move over. The most powerful gay man title in America belongs to Tim Cook, of Apple. The buzz on the Internet street is Cook (COO) is taking over, and in the event that Jobs’ extended leave turns permanent, 50 year old Tim Cook will replace him permanently. Cook is the head gay in charge of daily operations, has been with Apple since 1998 and has served as acting CEO of the company in Job’s absence before. Tongues are wagging that folks don’t care if Cook is gay but some executive folks are are concerned about public perception and how this will tarnish the Apple brand?