Of the many families in the United States that have been labeled as prominent families, one family in particular stands out not only due to their generosity to different communities, but also due to the families immense power in not only the political world, but also within the world of philanthropy. This family is known as the DeVos family, the family that founded Amway Corporation, a multi-billion dollar corporation that offered household goods to individuals all over the world that are not only inexpensive, but are also of excellent quality. Amway Corporation holds decades of success and will continue to demonstrate success within the help of Dick DeVos, the son of the founder of Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos and has been devoted his entire life to making sure that the legacy of the DeVos name not only continues to be known, but also continues to grow.
Dick DeVos, like his father, has always had a talent for business. Dick DeVos earned his undergraduate degree in economics and used his degree in order to have a spot at the family company. Within only a decade, Dick DeVos became the Vice President of Amway Corporation who was put in charge of international sales. Dick DeVos was able to grow the international sales branch so much that the international sales made up around half of the revenue of the company. Dick DeVos has become a natural leader over the years and even became the CEO of Amway Corporation for some time.
One of Dick DeVos’ greatest passion is for charitable work. Dick DeVos has donated much time, effort, as well as money towards numerous worthy charities that all have the end goal of making each community a better place to live in. Dick DeVos is mostly passionate about making sure that every individual has the opportunity to receive an education. As an individual who received one himself, Dick DeVos believes that an education is one of the best ways to create economic growth within any community. With this in mind, Dick DeVos has worked hard to find opportunities and schools for individuals based upon merit.
Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy DeVos are both firm believers that a higher level of education should be based upon hard work and should not be based upon how much money a parent has to offer the school. Thanks to Dick and Betsy DeVos, scholarships have been created and schools have been built with the funds that they have provided. Thousands of children now have the opportunity to receive a higher level of education without breaking the bank in the process. Dick DeVos has many more plans for the future of his charitable work.