Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 1st Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; First Floor; Room 1054

Jay Van Andel

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.041.1
Artist:
David LaClaire
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
1982
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 34.5 in Width: 26.5 in
Description:
Portrait of Jay Van Andel in navy suit and blue tie, holding book.
Historical Context:
Jay Van Andel, born in Grand Rapids, MI, was an American businessman best-known as co-founder of the Amway Corporation, and who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was also known for funding religious missions and conservative political causes, including the Republican Party of Grand Rapids. Shortly before his death from Parkinson's Disease-related complications in December of 2004, at age 80, Forbes Magazine estimated his net worth at $2.3 billion, making him the world's 231st richest individual.