The Son of a Self-Made Man

If you have not heard of Dick DeVos, then you have not heard of the 67th richest person in the United States in 2012. He has a political background and was born in Michigan. As a child, he was involved in his family’s business, Amway. He eventually became vice president for his fathers company. Amway was a business of various subjects including research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and finance. He helped grow Amway over the course of many countries. Devos began working at Orlando Magic in 1991, a basketball franchise in which he became president and CEO of. He left Orlando Magic after just a short time with them to then work at Amway, after his father deceased, and became president of his family’s company in 1993. He eventually turned Amway into Alticor, a step bigger than Amway. Alticor became Amway’s parent and this company went global. Dick and his wife, Betsy, started a family foundation. They have been married for over 30 years, and have four children. Their family foundation website can be found here: The Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation.
In Michigan, the more that you donated, the more people knew you. The Devos family didn’t even have to compete with that, for they had a legacy in the town of Michigan. They were some of the most well known people, and still are. Nearly $1.2 billion dollars were given by the DeVos family. The Devos’ supports the conservative party, as its well known. The way that their donation works is it’s separated into categories. This includes organizations in Michigan, education, health and community, churches/faith based organizations, and last but not least, arts and culture. In all, the Devos’ have five family foundations. Through these foundations, they have made people feel like they matter. They have bettered so many people’s lives by being generous and blessing the world with their talents. As well as they are known for their success, they are known for how many people they have helped along the way.