Anthony Melillo was born into the Amway business – third generation – but he wanted to pursue some other goals before joining his family in the Amway opportunity.
“I had other dreams for myself at the time,” he said.
He was a gifted guitarist, songwriter and self-proclaimed troublemaker in high school who longed to be a performer. He was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, but the opportunity to go out on tour came up, too.
“I thought I could save my college tuition money and start pursuing my passion right away,” Anthony said. “I deferred Berklee and toured with my brothers. We did over 800 concerts in three years.”
During that time, Anthony connected with his childhood best friend who told him someone had just shared the Amway opportunity with him. He and his buddy had always wanted to do something together, so he started to take a fresh look at the family business.
“I felt it was the right time to learn more about the business from my parents,” he said.