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Who is Jay Carney?
You must have known about an American multinational technology company, Amazon whose revenue is $232.9 billion. And today we are going to talk about Jay Carney, Amazon's senior vice president of global corporate affairs since March 2, 2015.
However, Jay's professional field doesn't limit to Amazon only. He is the former White House press secretary to former President Barack Obama. As a Washington-based reporter, Carney frequently appeared on various political talk shows, including ABC News. Now, without any ado, let's know all the details about Carney's personal as well as his professional life.
James "Jay" Carney was born on May 22, 1965, in Washington, DC, United States. As of 2019, he is 54 years old, and his birth sign is Gemini. He grew up in Northern Virginia and attended The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Further, Carney earned his Bachelor's degree in Russian and Eastern European studies from Yale University in 1987.
After college, Carney worked for The Miami Herald as a reporter. He also worked as a correspondent in Time's Moscow bureau for three years from 1990-1993.
In 2003, Carney won the 2003 Gerald R. Ford prize for distinguished reporting on the presidency of the United States of America.
On December 15, 2008, Carney took the position as a communications director to Vice President Joe Biden. Similarly, on January 27, 2011, he was selected as the Obama Administration's second White House press secretary. At three years five months on the job, Carney is the longest-serving press secretary.
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After his stint at the White House, Carney worked as a CNN senior political analyst from September 2014 to February 2015. He began working for Amazon as the senior vice president of global corporate affairs from March 2, 2015.
Talking about the former White House press secretary, Mr. Jay Carney's personal life, he is living happily as a married man. He is also a father of two lovely teenage children.
Jay Carney's Wife and Children
Jay Carney married television journalist, Claire Shipman in 1998. His wife is a best-selling author and former correspondent for ABC News, NBC News, and CNN. She is currently working as the senior national correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. Additionally, she wrote the New York Times bestselling book The Confidence Code along with her best friend, Katty Kay.
As of 2019, Jay and his wife, Shipman is married for over 20 years, and they are living a blissful life. From their marriage, Claire and Jay have a daughter named Della Claire Carney (13) and a son Hugo James Carney (17). At present, the family resides in Washington, D.C.
Jay and Claire are supportive of each other and manages time to spend quality moments with their children. Previously, Claire was married to a former CNN Moscow bureau chief, Steve Hurst.
As of 2019, Jay Carney has a net worth of $800,000. He is former White House press secretary and has worked at Time magazine for 20 years. Throughout his career, Carney has amassed a decent amount of earnings and income.
At Amazon, Carney oversees public policy and public relations for all of its businesses around the world and reports to CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.
On the other hand, his wife, Claire Shipman has a net worth of $3 million. As a national correspondent, Shipman earned around $120,000 as an annual salary.
What is Jay Carney's Income?
Talking about Carney's salary, as per reports he earns over $175,000 per year. As a former press secretary for the White House, his per year salary was around $58,000.
Currently, he is the senior vice president of global corporate affairs at Amazon. His average salary at Amazon is around $187,000. The typical wage for vice presidents can range from $162,569 - $210,338. Hence, Jay earns an impressive amount of salary from his career.