Spokane newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, has reported that Amway Founders Crown Ron Puryear, founder of World Wide Dream Builders (WWDB), has died.
Ron & Georgia Lee Puryear joined Amway in 1971 when Ron was working as a bookkeeper and Georgia Lee as a waitress. Within six months they were making enough that Georgía Lee could quit her job. Ron was able to do the same in 1974.
They eventually established WWDB, aka World Wide Group, one of the most successful Amway organisations in the world. He is survived by his wife Georgia Lee Puryear and son Jim Jr and their Amway network of thousands of Platinum and above Amway business owners around the world.
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.