Jay Van Andel

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: co-founder of Amway Corporation who helped to parlay a neighborhood soap sales business into a billon-dollar firm and later became a philanthropist for conservative causes whose company now operates in more than 80 countries and territories around the world with 13,000 employees and millions of distributors.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: June 3, 1924

 

Died: December 7, 2004

 

Location: Ada, Michigan