A brief history of Bill Britt, Amway legends of the rich and free:
Before becoming an Amway legend, Bill Britt lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was a broke, frustrated City Manager. Immediately after becoming involved, he began to break sales records – and his organization has not slowed down for more than 30 years. More than 2 million distributors are involved in Amway today as the direct result of Bill Britt building a strong foundation in his business more than 30 years ago.
Around Bill Britt – there are income predictions galore. I was involved actively as an Amway distributor from 2002-2005, and during this time I travelled to several major events where Bill was a keynote speaker. I heard income speculations ranging from ridiculous to outrageous. (The highest rumors were upwards of $300 million annually). (As a special note – this is not an income claim, as I have no affiliation whatsoever with Amway – I’m just saying that no one really knows how much he makes – except that it is probably A LOT.)
In the MLM profession – the loyalty of Bill Britt’s business is unsurpassed. Bill Britt was the keynote speaker at a major conference I attended in 2005 in Long Beach, CA. The room roared with applause as he walked on the stage, and when he spoke they were all silent – with tape recorders running and notes flying. Bill Britt was revered as if he were part man, part God – similar to how I imagine the Pharoahs of ancient Egypt being reverenced by their devotees. I think he talked more about religion and politics than he did about Amway, which didn’t surprise me that much because I had been going to Amway events for 3 years – and they all do that.
The methods used by Bill in building his business are those of traditional Network Marketing – Home Meetings, Hotel Meetings, and Weekend Events. Primarily, the foundation for his business was laid in the late 60’s.
Bill Britt also runs one of the largest international personal development companies – Britt Worldwide, which distributes millions of audio cds monthly on a standing order program recommended for all Amway distributors. It is estimated that more than 90% of Bill Britt’s income comes from CDs, books, and seminars, although there is no way to verify this claim other than pure conjecture.
Bill Britt belongs to a world of the past – he preaches a godly government, limited government intervention in our personal lives, family values above all else – and oh, I almost forgot that he occasionally mentions Amway.
Because of a failure to adapt to more modern strategies, the Bill Britt organization went through a period of extreme struggle throughout the late 1990’s, where check’s dwindled and distributors were frustrated.
I failed in Amway while working my behind off for more than 3 years from 2002 – 2005. During that time I did more than 1000 presentations and nothing seemed to work for me the way it did 30 years ago. Which if I was honest, it wasn’t working anymore that well for very many people at all.
As a result, I quit and designed my own business systems which I find more efficient in building a business today (I spend less time today than I did during those 3 years, and make five times the income). However, there are some important insights we can learn from Bill Britt. The biggest insight however is this:
MLM has an absolutely boundless, unlimited potential for financial prosperity.
In short – Bill Britt is nothing short of an icon in American business. Think what you may of Amway – this man has done something quite remarkable and we can all learn a thing or two from his success.