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