Dick DeVos is a prominent member of the DeVos family, a family that is a well respected family in not only Grand Rapids, Michigan, but is also a family that is known for its philanthropy across the United States with billions of dollars worth of donations to some of the most deserving organizations. As a member of this prominent family, Dick DeVos has devoted his career ever since a young age to help build the family legacy by not only building the family company, but by also continuing to follow in his family’s footsteps when it comes to their activities with philanthropy.
Even at a young age, Dick DeVos has fond family memories that are associated with the family business. Though Mr. DeVos’ father, Richard DeVos, was often busy building his company known as Amway Corporation, Dick DeVos always spent long amounts of time spending time with his father in the office while he assisted him. Dick DeVos even has fond memories of spending time with his brother in the family office where he and his brother helped out where they could. Mr. DeVos remembers that even before any formal education, he and his brother were involved in the business by stocking shelves, running errands, and even by giving product descriptions to the clients of the company.
Dick DeVos, like other members of his family, has created a name for himself. Not only has Dick DeVos become a successful businessman with over 40 years of experience, but Dick DeVos has also become a well renowned philanthropist that gives back to both local as well as national level organizations to not only boost the economy, but to also give individuals in need great opportunities. One of the initiatives that Dick DeVos is the most passionate about is the education initiative that he believes is what should have the most time as well as effort invested in.
In recent news, the wife of Dick DeVos, Betsy DeVos, spoke out in favor of the education initiative that she and her husband have been working hard to push forward. Betsy DeVos, like her husband, is a dedicated woman who wants to give well earned opportunities to those that work hard and who truly deserve an education. In the eyes of Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos, education should be based upon merit and not based upon the income that the family happens to make in a year.