Rags-to-riches Amway distributor Puryear dies | The Spokesman-Review

James Ronald Puryear, one of the most successful Amway distributors in the world, has died.

His office in Spokane Valley, World Wide Dream Builders, confirmed his death but declined to provide any other information.

At one time World Wide Dream Builders had more than half a million distributors in over 30 countries. Puryear, known as Ron, ran the business with his wife, Georgia Lee Puryear.

Locally, the Puryear family may be best known for the construction of a 26,000-square-foot vacation home along the Spokane River in Post Falls. The “Amway House” quickly became a landmark for boaters when it was built over the course of five years, starting in 1995. It features 13 bedrooms and bathrooms, a saltwater pool, immaculate grounds, stunning views and several boat docks. It’s currently for sale, priced at just under $10 million - down from $20 million in 2010.