Richard DeVos

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Richard DeVos
Born 4 March 1926(1926-03-04)
Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan
Died 6 September 2018 (92)
Ada Township, Kent Co., Michigan

Richard "Rich" Marvin DeVos Sr. (March 4, 1926 - September 6, 2018) was an American multi-level network marketer and investor, notable as the co-founder of Amway (American Way) with Jay Van Andel, the two basing the direct sales model of their company on that of Nutrilite Products, where they had both been distributors. At the time of his death, DeVos was estimated to have a net worth of over $5 billion.

Selected Bibliography

  • DeVos, Richard M.; Conn, Charles Paul (1975), Believe!, New York: Pocket Books 
  • DeVos, Richard M. (2008), Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People, New York: Center Street 
  • DeVos, Richard M. (2014), Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway: A Memoir, New York: Howard Books