Remembering Amway Co-founder Rich DeVos, 1926-2018

Rich DeVos after cadet training

Rich DeVos co-founded Amway and was company president until his retirement in 1993. He also was senior chairman of the Orlando Magic. Rich was author of five books, a much-in-demand motivational speaker, a community and political leader, and, with his wife Helen, who died in 2017, a generous activist and philanthropist. He passed away September 6, 2018, at age 92.

Family statement

A statement from the family of Rich DeVos from his family:

Our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Rich DeVos, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 6, 2018, at age 92.

Dad spread positivity everywhere he went and encouraged everyone he met. He did that for his children and grandchildren, and for countless others around the world. His positivity was a constant, motivating force that inspired many others to make meaningful changes in their own lives and communities. He was a visionary leader, builder, life enricher, motivator, and a champion for people from all walks of life.

Rich DeVos was many things to many people, but to us he was simply “Dad,” “Grandpa,” “Bumpa,” or “Papa Great.” We are deeply grateful and blessed beyond measure to have been loved unconditionally, raised, mentored, and inspired by him. He was a role model unlike any other.

While we are saddened by his passing, our hearts are full as we celebrate the extraordinary life he led. We are comforted that he is reunited with Mom, and that together they are experiencing the joy of eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Dick, Dan, Cheri, Doug and Families

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Learn more about the life of Rich DeVos and the impact he left on his business, communities and country through his role as an entrepreneur, a man of faith, a philanthropist and a patriot at RichDeVos.com.

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