Sandy Dhuyvetter: Good morning and welcome back to TravelTalkRADIO. My name is Sandy Dhuyvetter. It is such a pleasure today to welcome somebody that is, well, in the industry he is my hero and has been that for many, many years as I have studied his life. He is the entrepreneur of any businessman or businesswoman who wants to look at somebody and really understand business to the core. And yet give back environmentally and then give back as he proposed to me in an interview in 2006 that he always wanted to create a company that would make people relax and have fun, and that is how Forever Resorts came about.
Today we have the founder and president Rex Maughan with us and I am delighted and honored and Rex, it has been six years since our last interview, thank you so much for joining me again!
Rex Maughan: You’re welcome Sandy it is good to be back.
Sandy: Now you are in South Africa. Let's hear that story I know Forever Resorts has a lot of entities there and a lot of products, but tell us a little bit more about what you are doing.
Rex: Well we are here, we just spent a week in Sun City just outside of Johannesburg with our distributors from all over Africa; came in for a week there and we had our big annual rally with them, we had more than five thousand distributers who earned the trip and so we had a wonderful time and a wonderful venue. Sun City is a fantastic place we filled four hotels up and all the restaurants, and all of the other facilities, and even the swimming pools at times when it got a little warm.
Sandy: You know isn't that amazing! And what you brought to the economy there! With five thousand people. Have they ever seen that many, in a conference or in a meeting?
Rex: Well I do not know, all the seats were full in the auditorium, so, they must not have had very many more, at any one time. But they have had a lot of events here, they have Miss World, and other beauty pageants and that here over in the past, and it is a pretty famous place in this part of the world.
Sandy: We'll talk about famous places and we will get to South Fork Ranch in just a few minutes. By the way Rex Maughan is the owner of Southfork Ranch, it is not J.R. as many of us might believe! (laughs) But we will get to that story in a moment. But Rex, I want to talk a little bit about you. You are such a fascinating gentleman, you're a fascinating business man, you have done some great creative moves. You got into the wellness and the healthy lifestyle part of our life; early on in the 70's. Can you talk a little bit about Forever Living, your first company?
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