Richard DeVos Jr. or Dick DeVos as he is more popularly known is a businessman and entrepreneur from Michigan. He is the husband of the current education minister of the country, Betsy DeVos. Dick DeVos is known to be one of the most influential people in the state of Michigan and has contributed immensely, not just to the economic climate of the state, but also for the benefit of the people living there. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the owner of the multinational company called Amway. Amway is a company that offers an exceptionally wide range of supplements and healthcare products in countries around the world. Dick DeVos worked as the head of the international division of the company for an extremely long period. He was then made the CEO of the company and was responsible for carrying out the family legacy.
Dick DeVos took Amway in an extremely favorable direction and was responsible for the huge profits that the company has seen under his leadership. Being the head of the international division of the company, Dick DeVos knew a lot about how to go about expanding the company, which is why it is operational today in so many places all over the world. Learning from his father, Dick DeVos already had a great deal of knowledge regarding the business and the industry in general. He also is someone who possesses incredible leadership skills, which is why he had progressed so much in his career at such a young age.
Dick DeVos has always been an entrepreneur at heart and wanted to establish his own company at some point in time. To carry out this dream, he decided to step down as the CEO of Amway and pursue his business ventures. The reason he stepped down was also that he wanted to do what he loved most, which was helping people.
Dick DeVos is known for being one of the most philanthropic people in the entire country. He has been featured numerous times on the Forbes ‘Most Philanthropic People’s Lists’ for his contribution to society and the efforts that he has put in to make a difference to society. To focus on his aim of helping people, even more, Dick DeVos decided to establish the DeVos Family Foundation, which was an organization that funded charities to help the needy members of society.
The organization has changed the lives of numerous people across the country. One of the main focuses of the organization is on education. The organization has handed out numerous scholarships to students from across the country so that they can get access to a higher and better standard of education and improve their skills, so that they can contribute more to society.