Bill Britt has died

Founders Crown Ambassador William “Bill” Britt has passed away at the age of 81. Britt, the founder and leader of Britt WorldWide, was one of the most successful yet controversial distributors in Amway’s history. Bill and his wife Peggy joined Amway in 1970, ten years after the company began, and built one of the largest Amway businesses in the world. They reached Diamond level in 1973 and Crown Ambassador in 1996. In 2004 they were recognized as Founders Crown Ambassador, FAA 40, one of only 14 Amway distributorships in the world to have reached that level.

The Britts are downline of Founders Crown Ambassador Dexter Yager, and were an integral part of the success and expansion of the “Yager System” in the 70s and 80s. The Britt’s eventually founded their own business support company, Britt WorldWide, which grew around the world, reaching great success particularly in India, where the Britt’s developed a second large Amway business, reaching Crown in 2009.

Their success was not without controversy however. Britt’s firebrand approach, with no apologies for mixing his strong evangelical Christian faith, political beliefs and business attracting devotion from many but criticism from others. In 2004 the Britt organisation was the focus of a Dateline NBC investigation into Quixtar (now Amway North America) and several of his downline distributors were disciplined by Amway as a result.

The Britt’s Amway legacy lives on, with  hundreds of Diamonds from around the world in their downline, including Paul & Leslie Miller and Larry & Pam Winters from the United States, India’s Founders Triple Diamonds, Harbhajan Singh & Mohinder Braich and Double Diamonds Kanti & Lata Gala, China’s Founders Crown Ambassador’s Guo-Yuan Du & Ya-Qin Zhu (Matthew Du), England’s Double Diamonds Trevor & Jackie Lowe and Turkey’s Double Diamonds Hatice Firat & Mehmet Muratoglu and Merih & Nilufer Bolukbasi.

Our thoughts are with his wife Peggy and the entire Britt Worldwide family.

81 thoughts on “Bill Britt has died”

  1. I was saved (Born Again) at a F.E.D in Philadelphia during a Sunday Morning Service (Aug 22, 1998 I believe was the date). I enjoyed my time with Amway/Quixtar, however I redirected my line of work. Bill was an interesting, no nonsense kind of guy. I was blessed to be involved with Amway under the Britt Organization. He will be missed by many.

    Frank C. Falzone, JR.

    1. I was also saved at a F.E.D. in Portland, OR in 1981 after hearing the gospel at the service Sunday morning. I enjoyed listening to Bill’s no nonsense teachings on business and life. He had a positive impact on tens of thousands during is life.
      There is Freedom and forgiveness in Christ! But beyond that, in a countrry,

  2. As a passed downline. I was blessed by Bill and Peggy at every function.Gave my life to Jesus at Rex Renfro’s Sunday morning church service at Spring conference.I look forward to seeing Bill again. A Great Man.Praise the Lord!!!

  3. Bill Britt reminded me of my dad (who has also passed away) whom I loved and honored. There was no gray area with either; you always knew where Bill Britt stood. He was a true patriot and a man with incredible character. As with my dad, I attribute the way I think to Bill Britt. My prayers to the Lord for Peggy Britt and her family.

  4. So sorry to just now hear of Bill’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with Peggy and their family and loved ones.

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