Jay Van Andel

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Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Grand Rapids, MI
Death Date
Dec 7, 2004 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Grand Rapids, MI
Death Date
Dec 7, 2004 (80)

About

Co-founder with Rich DeVos of the highly successful and controversial company Amway.

Before Fame

He and his longtime friend and business partner DeVos tried a drive-in restaurant and a charter airline business before launching Amway.

Trivia

His key to success was a dedicated corps of salespeople who pitched the company's wares and recruited others to do the same.

Family Life

He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Associated With

He was a strong believer in free enterprise and a generous supporter of Republican causes. He also liked to sprinkle his motivational speeches with quotes from presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald R. Ford.