Dick, a multifaceted individual is a philanthropist, business mogul, an author, and a politician. As an heir of Richard DeVos, (the co-founder Amway Corporation), and the president Wind quest Group (investment firm) he is one of the richest and influential people from his state of Michigan. He derives his influence from his family lineage and wealth that he uses to change a number of state policies and make contributions political causes.
Coming from a wealthy family of the DeVos, and a strong education background from Northwood University does not deter Dick from chasing his dreams, nor change his personal traits. His dedication and hard work stem way back when working for Amway Corporation, in the 90’s.He worked his way up to be the vice president and later the CEO before retiring in 2002. Under his leadership, the company operated in 18 different countries, and he managed their operations. This equipped Dick DeVos with the necessary skills and experience to venture into his own business (Wind quest) that invests in hospitality, technology, and non-profit solutions. With all the responsibilities of his new company, he went ahead to receive an appointment as the president, and CEO of his family’s company; the NBA’S Orlando Magic Basketball Franchise in1991.
Dick DeVos has a heart of engaging in community initiatives by providing better education, leadership, and justice systems. As a result, in the 90s together with the wife Betsy DeVos, they founded the Betsy and DeVos Foundation that facilitates in the charity work.
Dick’s impact in the society within the United States cannot be ignored, especially when one imagines the funding of 4000 needy students in Michigan with scholarships through the Education Freedom Fund. Together with his wife, they have channeled millions to the support, education, and one would attribute her position as the secretary of education in Trump’s government to her involvement in sponsoring education causes. Dick has been vocal about the privatization of public schools, which is one way of enhancing quality education in the society. This shows that he places a lot of priority on education as his wish is to see every child afford equal education opportunities.
In addition, Dick is also concerned with the health of the community. This has made him serve as chair of Grand Rapids projects that handle health improvement matters. His work in Grand Rapids, speaks volumes due to the improvements he has done at the convention center, Heart Hospital, and the Downtown market.
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