Getting to Know Dick DeVos

Dick Devos is a renowned figure in the United States of America. He is known for his prowess in business and entrepreneurship as well as philanthropy. In matters of philanthropy, he acts as the president of a charity organization called the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This is a family foundation that he established with the help of his wife, Betsy. That was back in the year 1989. Since then, this charity organization has been involved in the donation of thousands of dollars to various beneficiaries such as artistic organizations, religious institutions, and even education institutions. Some of the most notable beneficiaries of this organization include the Potter House. The Potter House is a private school in the state of Michigan and takes care of students from low-income families.

 

Another beneficiary of this foundation is the Mars Hill Bible Church found in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other institutions include the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital and the Education Freedom Fund. This is a fund that Dick Devos co-chairs with his wife, Betsy. On a personal level, rich Dick has been involved in the funding of scholarships, art competitions, and has even given money to universities of his choice in Michigan and across the United States.

 

One of the thing that Dick Devos stands for is the right to work laws. This is where employees choose to work without being forced to be part of any union. With these views, he has received a lot of opposition from the unions themselves. He even donated $1.75 million of his money to see that the right to work laws has been passed in the state of Michigan. This is one of his major success in the public domain as the then governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, passed the law banning the mandatory legislation of workers in the state.

 

Dick Devos is the son of Richard Devos, the 88th richest person in the United States with an estimated wealth of $5. 1 billion. Dick ran for the 2006 governor chair with the Republican ticket but was defeated by Jennifer Granholm. He has always been involved with the family business since he was a small boy. He officially joined the Amway Corporation in the year 1974 shortly after graduating from college. He worked in several positions with this company including vice president and CEO when his father vacated the position. During his time here, the company experienced remarkable success generating more revenue than before.

 

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