Karl Cook is an award-winning American equestrian rider and avid horse lover who is well-known for his relationship with Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco. Cook is the current and second husband of Kaley Cuoco with whom he got married in 2018 after dating for almost 3 years. Cook also has a high profile status as he is the son of billionaire entrepreneur, Scott Cook and a professional equestrian rider, Signe Osby.
Cook was exposed to a horse riding field since his childhood who got his first horse when he was eight years old. He was also named a member of the U.S. team for the European Young Riders Tour and has won several awards including four Grand Prix events. Besides, he is quite active on social media sites with over 404k followers on Instagram: @mrtankcook.
What is Karl Cook Famous for?
- Famous as the husband of Kaley Cuoco.
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Where was Karl Cook Born?
Karl Cook was born on December 25, 1990, in California, United States. His birth name is Karl Cook. His nationality is American. Cook belongs to White ethnicity while Capricorn is his zodiac sign.
Karl Cook was born as one of the three children of his wealthy parents: Scott Cook(father) and Signe Osby(mother). His father, Scott is a billionaire entrepreneur who is also the co-founder of a company, “Intuit” and also one of the directors of eBay and Procter & Gamble.
While his mother, Signe, is a professional equestrian rider who is also a co-founder of the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Brand and Product Management. His mother also owned horses at home that’s when Karl was exposed to horse riding.
Karl was raised along with his siblings; brother, David Bryn Cook, and sister, Annie Laurie Cook. He grew up around animals at his home due to which Karl always had a deep enthusiasm for them especially horses. He got exposed to horse riding when he got his first horse gist at age of 8.
Soon after, he began training under Graeme and Lu Thomas of Willow Tree Farm and spent almost 12 years of his life with horses learning more about riding and them. He is also a well-educated man as he graduated earning his degree from UCLA in 2012. He did his further studies in business administration.
Karl Cook’s Career Highlights
- Karl Cook started his amateur horse riding career in 2008. In his 12 years long career, Cook has won almost 27 events and awards including four Grand Prix events. He was even named one of the members of the U.S. team for the European Young Riders Tour.
- Cook also had participated in the USEF Olympic Selection Trials back then. He has got training with several professionals; Eric Navet, a French former Olympic athlete. He also achieved 4 big Prix event with horses Basimodo and Jonkheer. In 2015, he came in second place at the SmartPak Grand Prix.
- He won the FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championship in 2007 and 2008. In 2016, he finished first in the SmartPak Grand Prix, UltrOz Jumper, and Card Flex Grand Prix.
Karl Cook’s Wife
Karl Cook is married to his beautiful wife, Kaley Cuoco. Cuoco is an American actress who is well recognized for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom, “8 Simple Rules” and Penny on the CBS sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory”. The couple met for the first time at a horse show back in 2016 while Karl had no idea about who she was. Cook loved the fact that she also loved horses which actually was the big talking point for them.
Karl and Kaley made their first red carpet debut at the Longines Masters Los Angeles Gala in September 2016 a few months after Kaley’s divorce with Ryan Sweeting were finalized. After dating for almost 2 years, on Kaley’s 32nd birthday, Cook proposed to her with a pear-shaped diamond ring set on a pave diamond band at a romantic candlelit dinner at their home on November 30, 2017.
On June 30, 2018, the couple got married in a grand wedding ceremony held in San Diego. Since then the couple has been living a happy blissful life for over 2 years. In November 2020, the couple bade goodbye to their rescue dog Petunia.
Karl Cook’s Net Worth
Karl Cook has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as an equestrian rider. Having his professional political career started in 2008 as an amateur rider, Cook has somehow managed to amass a wealthy fortune as he even wins cash prize money in a horse riding competition.
Belonging to a billionaire family, he even has already a million worth of fortune from his home including which he has an estimated net worth estimated to be around $25 million.
Back in 2016, Karl and his horse Ferrari won the blue ribbon in the SmartPak Grand Prix winning prize money of $25.5k and the UltrOz Jumper with prize money of $15k. With a million worth of fortune, Cook has been living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. Cook and Cuoco even bought an $11.75 million estate in the guard-gated community of Hidden Hills, California.
Karl Cook’s Height
Karl Cook is a handsome man with a well maintained athletic body physique in his 30s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 2inches.(1.87m) while his body weighs around 77kg(169lbs). He has an athletic body figure of measurement 41-31-35 inches with 8(US) as his shoe size. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and blue eyes.