Tony Blevins has worked for 22 years at Apple. People thought that when the senior executive became vice president of production, he would urge suppliers to cut costs.
Blevins started working for Apple in 2000. Starting with corporate procurement, he bought everyday things for the company, like toilet paper. He was good at what he did because he could get things for the least amount of money.
Recently the news surfaced on the internet that Tony Blevins is leaving the tech giant after a TikTok video of him making rude comments got viral.
In this article, we get to know everything about Blevins viral video that made him leave Apple.
Why Tony Blevins Is Leaving Apple?
In the video, which was posted on September 5, TikTok and Instagram creator Daniel Mac asked Apple’s Tony Blevins what he did for a living. This is part of a series where Mac asks owners of expensive cars what they do for a living. The executive was stopped by Mac while parking a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a sports car that is no longer made and is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
When asked what he does for a living, Blevins said, “I have rich cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women, but I take weekends and major holidays off.” He also boasted that he has a “hell of a dental plan.”
In reality, Blevins is Apple’s vice president of procurement. He is in charge of making deals with suppliers and partners. He worked on the company’s satellite deal with Globalstar Inc., led talks with Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. about cellular modems, and has been in charge of lowering the prices of many important parts that go into Apple’s mobile devices.
Blevins’s team, which consisted of about six direct reports and several hundred employees, was taken away from him.
The video had more than 40,000 likes on Instagram and 1.3 million views on TikTok. After the clip was released, some members of Apple’s operations and procurement teams told the human resources department, said the people, who asked not to be named because the situation is private. The company then started the investigation, they said.
People say that Apple employees have been talking about the video and some are angry about his comments, especially since other executives, like Cook and Williams, have spoken out in favor of diversity in the workplace and women’s rights. The video has also started to spread among employees at some of the company’s most important suppliers.
Know About Tony Blevins’ Net Worth
It’s not clear exactly how much Blevins is worth in 2022. Based on the averages gathered by Glassdoor, his base pay as an Apple vice president could have been around $244,000 a year. But that’s less than half of the total estimated compensation.
According to Glassdoor, Blevins could have made an extra $339,000 per year in bonuses, stock, commissions, or profit sharing.
That would put his annual pay at about $584,000. Given that he has worked at the company for 22 years and probably made a good salary before becoming vice president, Blevins could easily have a net worth of at least several million dollars.