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Books

Rich understood that the power of motivation and inspiration was the key to unleashing potential in others. “A constant in my life has been maintaining a positive attitude and affirming others,” Rich once said. “I’ve tried all my life to inspire others to use their talents and fulfill their potential.” It’s no surprise that would lead to becoming an author as well as a motivational speaker. Over the course of his life, Rich wrote five books, all with the goal of sharing wisdom and inspiring others to be the best they can be.

Cover of the book "Simply Rich."

Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway

In the most personal book written by Rich, he talks about his marriage and family, his experiences as a motivational speaker, his ownership of the NBA basketball team the Orlando Magic, and his philanthropic, religious and political endeavors.

Few people embody the American entrepreneurial spirit as plainly as Rich: A prominent businessman, self-made billionaire, philanthropist, worldwide speaker, bestselling author, family man and devout Christian.

Rich not only helped create Amway, one of the world’s biggest companies, but he did it from the ground up with his deep faith in God guiding the way and keeping his hopes alive.

The front cover of Rich's book, "Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People." The colors are blue, green and white.

Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People

Rich offers the key he discovered in unlocking the powerful potential of ten ordinary yet life-changing phrases. Simply adding these phrases into your daily conversations will allow you to help motivate achievement, instill confidence and change attitudes in your work and family life.

At a young age, Rich learned the value of maintaining a positive attitude and offering encouragement to others. That lesson was reinforced during his entire career by the knowledge and wisdom he gained from his experiences and the influential people he met.

Beyond these practical but profound phrases, Rich also delivers an inspiring message of building hope that resonates in the heart of every human being. Your decision to live with a positive attitude can change your life, your community, even the world.

An image of Rich's third book, "Hope from my Heart: Ten Lessons for Life."

Hope from My Heart: Ten Lessons for Life

In Hope From My Heart Rich imparts 10 lessons for life on subjects like persistence, confidence, optimism, respect and faith.

Having been given a second chance at life, DeVos wanted to create a new dimension to his legacy by writing a book about his renewed message of hope and what he believes is truly important in life. Rich said there was only one explanation for him surviving: “The grace of God and nothing else.”

An image of the front of Rich's second book, "Compassionate Capitalism: People helping People Help themselves."

Compassionate Capitalism: People Helping People Help Themselves

Compassionate Capitalism is a treatise on how the wise use of financial resources can help others help themselves while also showing how the spirit of capitalism and moral values inextricably merge.

The book started as an inspirational speech delivered to Amway business owners around the world. It details the importance of being compassionate while striving for success.

An image of the front of Rich's first book, "Believe!," which he co-authored with Charles Paul Conn.

Believe!

In his first book, Believe!, Rich summed up his philosophy of successful living and personal fulfillment.

With no apology for flag waving or wearing his heart on his sleeve, he proclaimed how anyone can be successful with a belief in values, including unlimited potential, an upward look, God, church and family.