Here’s what he ends his emails with. He hasn’t sent out an email since April 25, which is unusual. He kept writing that he didn’t have long to live, and he had issued a request to family that no obituary be published. I don’t know if he’s still alive, but he was as of April. There might be some hype in this:
Since February 14, 1962, ‘DAX’ has been the sobriquet of Dean Francis Valentine Du Vall,Sr., a British/French-American, born in the states on Valentine’s day, 1940.
At age 4, he taught himself how to read and write, then memorized the definition, spelling and pronunciation of the then-400,000 words in the Webster dictionary. Soon after, when the average adult American IQ was a mere 75, he was discovered to have an incredible IQ of 160, plus an eidetic memory, by famed Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Yung. In 2018, at age 78, out of curiosity to ascertain whether his advanced age had lessened his IQ number, he took both the Stanford-Binet and Hoeflin’s Ultra IQ test and learned that now, his official IQ is either 194 or 199. As he says, “Take your pick!” His 1st book, a novelette, “The Wilson Twins Mystery,” was published when he was just 7 years old. In his 8-decade career, he has written and published 75 International bestsellers, now, all out of print, some of which are sought-after collector items that fetch significant sums on the secondary bibliophile market.
One title, “$100,000.00 In 90 Days!” in the late 1970s, established a world record for the most copies sold for the entire 20th century in his basic genre, Wealth-Generating/Self-Enrichment. From his then-world headquarters, DAX International, ltd., in Hong Kong, 100 million copies were sold. For decades, he was also, the publisher of several highly popular, hard copy, monthly periodicals including, DAX MONEY-MAKER CONFIDENTIAL NEWSLETTER, DU VALL REPORTS and later, PERSONAL SUCCESS - THE NEWSLETTER.
In his 40s, he traveled the world, conducting all-day seminars on the topics of writing, marketing, publishing and entrepreneurship. Tens of thousands of DAX-DOERS, as his worldwide devotees are called, learned how to become wealthy from his influence. In his 50s, with his primary childhood-stated life goal of becoming a world-acclaimed author having been firmly established for 3 decades, he addressed other long-held aspirations. Under just the surname, duVall, during a 3-year flourish, he produced 200 abstract expressionist paintings, 170 of which were quickly acquired by stateside celebrity collectors and investors, plus museums in Asia. His 30 personal favorites were held back and later formed the nucleus of a private, by-invitation-only museum, LA MAISON DES ARTISTES. On May 9, 2009, at the age of 69, under the persona of ‘The Elderly DAX’ (“Funny Stuff For Grown-Ups” ) he performed a live, 2-hour, stage act at the venerable, refurbished Riviera Theatre, which was video-taped and produced as a DVD that raised $1million, U. S. for a charity that feeds hungry children.