Rex Maughan, the founder of Forever Living Products, passed away at the age of 84.
Maughan was an international humanitarian, real estate developer, outdoorsman and entrepreneur who turned his understanding of the benefits of aloe vera into a business venture that endures 43 years later.
Forever Living was launched out of Maughan’s garage in 1978 and is now one of the largest growers and producers of aloe vera, reaching over 160 countries.
“I am so proud of everything that my father has created,” said Gregg Maughan, Rex’s son & President of Forever Living Products International. “He has touched so many lives around the world and he received the greatest pleasure from seeing others succeed. His legacy will live on for a long time to come.”
Maughan also developed Forever Resorts, unique vacation and entertainment properties that include more than 20 properties in Africa, and gave back through the funding of a school and library in Samoa that bears his name. Maughan’s other philanthropic efforts included the financing of a clean water project, the restoration of a historic cemetery and the rescue of 30,000 acres of low-lying rainforest on the island of Savai’i.
“From the very beginning, Rex built Forever with the objective of helping people to look better and feel better through the nutritional products and business opportunity that the company offers,” said Navaz Ghaswala, Executive Vice President, Forever Living Products International. “His values of integrity, empathy and fun continue to be at the center of everything we do and are as relevant today as they were 43 years ago.”