Although infographics weren’t so popular when Amway Co-Founders Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos started their first business in the mid-1940s, we know they would appreciate this one. They tried their hands at business at least seven times prior to distributing Nutrilite, the precursor to today’s Amway.
Their first venture together was a flight school called Wolverine Air Service. The second was a hamburger joint called Riverside Drive-Inn. They also started businesses renting canoes, chartering fishing trips, importing Haitian home accessories and selling wooden rocking horses and organic baked goods.
We’re glad they kept going. And in their honor, we’re always here for the millions of Amway distributors trying to build their businesses every day, too. How many times will you try?