The horrific news of Joy Covey who made a difference in our world in technology and the way we communicate. The first CFO of AMAZON was a Harvard Law School graduate, Joy Covey who actually dropped out of school and ran away from home when she was 15 and worked as a grocery clerk in Fresno. Yet she pulled it together and entered California State at Fresno at age 17, graduated in two years and then took the exam to become a certified public accountant at age 19.
During Joy Covey's time at Amazon, she was named one of Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Business Women in America, when they said: 'As CFO, her feat was convincing Wall Street that a profitless company was worth $22 billion.' She took a salary of less than $100,000 in favor of stock options that, as of 1999, gave her a net worth exceeding $200 million, according to Forbes magazine. Joy Covey retired in 2000 to spend more time with her family and joined the Jetblue Airways' Board of Directors in 2003.
This mother-of-one was cycling on Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo at 1.30pm on Wednesday when she collided with a minivan which was making deliveries. She will be missed and appreciated for all she accomplished here on this earth and what an inspiration for us all to strive to achieve great success at what ever we are here to do in our time on this earth.
Prayers are going up for her son and family.