Being enlisted in Donald Trump’s administration has brought a lot of fame to Dick DeVos and his family. Even though he was a great political donator for the longest time, it is only now hat his political involvements have come into the limelight.
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway. He is a serial entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He was born in the year 1955 to Helen and Richard Amway. Being born into such a successful entrepreneurial company, it was expected that he would follow suit. He currently serves as the CEO of this international company.
Personal Life and Education
DeVos was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he attended the Forest Hills Public schools. Upon completing his high school education, DeVos was admitted to Northwood University where he was graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He boasts of a number of honorary doctorates from various universities including Northwood University, Central Michigan University and the Grove City University.
Dick DeVos is married to Betsy DeVos. His wife has been very influential in the politics of this country. She was formerly the head of Republican party, Michigan. Recently she was appointed into Trump’s government as the Secretary of Education.
As a young kid, DeVos recalls being involved in Amway, a family business. He remembers when the company would have conventions and he and his brothers would be asked to act as hosts by clearing the tables and showing the guests to the tennis courts. He basically was with the company from its infancy to the giant that it is today.
DeVos officially began working for Amway in the year 1974. He worked in various functions of the company until he was promoted to be one of the Vice Presidents, in the year 1984. He was in charge of foreign sales and by the time he was leaving this position, he had managed to improve sales by more than 45%.
Dick along with his wife founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This non-profit organization was founded for the purpose of soliciting funds to help the undeserved. One of the foundation’s biggest focus is education. The foundation has come up with a scholarship program and have gone further to open an aviation charter high school. They aim at providing children of the less fortunate with opportunities to make a successful future.