Gayle Cook, 80, the widow of Cook Group Inc. founder Bill Cook, saw her net worth skyrocket in the last year.
Colleagues say Bill Cook began each historic restoration contemplating what practical use each newly polished structure might serve, and how it might spark development around it.
The founder of Bloomington-based life sciences giant Cook Group Inc. and the wealthiest man in Indiana leaves a legacy of dozens of historic structures saved from decay or demolition. He also was a major donor to Indiana University and its athletics department.
In a feat not possible for their teams, Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tied for 879th place on Forbes magazine’s annual list of the richest people in the world. Bill Cook and Dean White also made the list.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is moving up the ranks of the richest Americans a year after making his way onto the Forbes 400 list of the nation’s wealthiest people.
Philanthropist Bill Cook will manage a $7 million restoration of the former Old Centrum building at
and Central Avenue in Indianapolis, and the newly renamed Indiana Landmarks will move its headquarters there.
Indiana University's new basketball training complex will be named after billionaire entrepreneur Bill Cook and his wife.
IU athletic director Fred Glass says the Cooks gave $15 million—the single largest gift in IU athletics history—toward
the nearly $20 million basketball training center.