Dick DeVos is many things. He is a father, a family man, a businessman, a philanthropist, as well as an innovator who wants to make sure that every single community in the United States has the opportunity to experience economic growth and the many benefits that follow this prosperous time. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation and the creator of the family legacy of DeVos that has continued to grow. Dick DeVos shares similar traits to his father and wants to make sure that the family legacy continues to grow. Amway Corporation is specifically a multi-billion dollar corporation that creates and sells household products all over the world. Over the past several decades that Dick DeVos has been working with Amway Corporation, he has helped expand the company to become an even larger international corporation that caters to different countries all over the world.
Dick DeVos has always been fond of business. Dick DeVos always saw the family business as a way to spend time with his father. Even at a young age, Dick DeVos and his brother tried to help out where they could. Dick DeVos has fond memories of organizing files, running errands, and even of giving product descriptions to clients of the company. Dick DeVos has always lover Amway Corporation and felt lucky to become a part of it once he graduated from college with a degree in economics. With over 40 years of experience in the world of business, Dick DeVos has helped the company grow to an even better version of what it was before.
Though Dick DeVos has a love for business, Dick DeVos is also fond of charitable work. Dick DeVos has followed in his father’s footsteps by giving millions of dollars of donations to fund the building of schools and to create scholarships for children that would like to pursue a high level of education, but just do not have the means to attend. Dick DeVos believes that the best way to grow the economy is to make sure that the children are educated.
Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy both believe that education should be based upon merit and should not be based on however much money a family is willing to give in exchange for an education. Dick DeVos, in 2010, created a school with his funds which became known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a school that also includes guaranteed entry into a college upon completion. For future plans, Dick DeVos will continue his donations towards higher education. Like many others, Dick DeVos values an education and wants to do everything in his power to make sure that those that live in his country receive one.