Of the many wealthy families that currently reside in the United States, the DeVos family is among the most respected families not only due to their success in the world of business, but also due to the fact that the DeVos family has made sure to give much of their wealth away in donations to numerous charities across the United States with the sole purpose to provide opportunities for economic growth. The DeVos family is a long-lasting family name that was created by Richard DeVos who founded the family company that is known as Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation is an international company that provides individuals all over the world with some of the best quality and most affordable household products. Thanks to Richard DeVos, the DeVos family became one of the most prominent families in the United States and thanks to his son, Dick DeVos, the family has a long-lasting legacy that will last far into the future. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos and, like his father, has always had a passion for not only business, but also for leadership and for helping others. Dick DeVos has helped Amway Corporation grow in numerous ways. Dick DeVos, over a decade ago, was put in charge of the international sales and was able to incorporate the company’s products with even more countries than before. By the time Dick DeVos had left his position as the head of international sales, the sales became the same as the domestic sales. Dick DeVos has always been a passionate leader and is able to inspire others to carry out their best quality work.
Dick DeVos has followed the path of his father in more ways than one. Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy DeVos are generous individuals who are dedicated to funding worthy ventures of organizations and foundations that have the end goal of improving each community within the United States. Of the many initiatives that Dick and Betsy DeVos are most fond of is education, to them, is the most important initiative. Both Dick and Betsy DeVos believe that the building of human capital is the best way to spur long-run economic growth.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have become very involved in communities across the United States. They have created foundations and organizations that have donated scholarships as well as money to build schools. In 2010, Dick DeVos and his wife even founded The West Michigan Aviation Academy. This school has already put thousands of individuals through school and has even set up an agreement with numerous colleges for automatic acceptance into a four-year university. For future plans, Dick and Betsy DeVos hope to continue improving communities across the United States and to improve the quality of life. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table