Amway Founder and Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at Age 92

Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his Ada, Michigan, home due to complications from an infection.

ADA, Mich. (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his Ada, Michigan, home due to complications from an infection. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He started Amway along with friend, Jay Van Andel, in 1959. DeVos served as company president until 1993. The DeVos family… Read at AP News

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