What is Tony Blevins’s net worth, and what did he say about women on TikTok before quitting as Apple’s Vice-President of procurement?
Apple is always looking over its shoulder at competitors like TikTok, but this may be the first time that one of its executives has had to step down because of a video on that platform.
News recently broke that Tony Blevins, who is in charge of procurement at the world’s wealthiest company, would be stepping down following the release of a TikTok in which he said some pretty crude things.
While netizens debate on why he made TikTok ruin his career, others are curious to know how much fortune he accumulated before leaving the prestigious company. So, how rich was Tony Blevins?
What is Tony Blevins’s net worth?
Tony Blevins was Apple’s vice president of Procurement, who left the company after a Tik Tok video showed him making bad comments about women.
As of 2022, Tony Blevins’ net worth is estimated to be $4 million and his base income as an Apple vice president was around $300,000, according to The Sports Grail.
Who is Tony Blevins?
Tony Blevins served at Apple for more than 20 years. When the senior executive became vice president of production, it was surely believed that he would badger suppliers to cut costs. A Wall Street Journal profile of Blevins says, “Blevins…will stop at little to get a favorable deal. He has paraded manufacturers and also the past competitors in Apple’s lobby and spurned a UPS contract by sending it back to UPS executives by FedEx.”
Blevins linked up with Apple in the year 2000, beginning at the corporate procurement, which is to say that he bought ordinary everyday things for the company, including toilet paper. His talent lay in the fact that he could get things at just the lowest possible prices.
“After the controversy went viral, Blevins decided to quit Apple of his own accord”, according to an Apple spokesperson who spoke to the media. Blevins stated, “I would sincerely apologize to people who were offended by my mistaken attempt.”
Tony Blevins, before his departure, is among the only 30 people in Apple who report directly to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jeff Williams. For most of his career at Apple, Blevins has reported to Williams, except for a short phase when he reported to Sabih Khan.
What did Tony Blevins say in the TikTok?
The TikTok, which was posted by @itsdanielmac, features Blevins and a woman exiting their car on what appears to be a golf course. In the video, Blevins is asked what he does for a living. His response is that he “buys rich cars, plays golf, and fondles big-breasted women.”
The video was posted earlier this month, but reporting from Bloomberg suggests that it has since received a great deal of scrutiny from both executives and rank-and-file employees inside the company.
Blevins has agreed to leave the company, but Apple has not released any additional statement about the timing of his departure. Before his departure was confirmed, Blevins was the subject of an internal investigation at Apple and was pulled from his position as one of the top executives in charge of supply at the company.
Blevins apologized for his remarks in a statement.
Following the news of his departure, Blevins also released a statement apologizing for his comments. “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my mistaken attempt at humor,” Blevins said in the statement.
Blevins had been at Apple for 22 years and was one of 30 executives who report directly to CEO Tim Cook.
His response seems to have been a reference to the movie Arthur, which came out in 1981 and features a moment when the main character is asked to describe his career: “I race cars, play tennis, and fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss.”
Blevins clearly intended for his comments to be funny, but that is not at all how they were received. It probably didn’t help matters that he made those comments immediately after exiting his $500,000 Mercedes.
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