Philanthropy

Dick DeVos- entrepreneur and a philanthropist

rtq / December 12, 2017

Dick DeVos is a businessman from the United States. He is one of the most successful business people from the United States. He comes from the famous DeVos family. Richard DeVos, his father, is one of the wealthiest people in the history of the country. He is ranked among the top 100 wealthiest persons. Dick is married to Betsy DeVos. She is the current secretary of state in charge of education under the administration of Donald Trump. Dick and Betsy are advocates of educational reforms in the country. They have been committed to the cause and have made their stand in action. They have not been only giving an empty talk. They have proved their actions through contributions that they make towards the accomplishment of the reforms they advocate for.

 

 

Dick DeVos has also been in politics. He has represented his Republican party in nominations for the governor of Michigan. Although he did not pass in his bid, he managed to outline a very clear development plan that would have worked for his people, Dick has been a great business and for a long term. He joined business in 1974, This is the first time he was employed to work for AmWays. He stayed in this corporation for about 4 years. In the four years that he was at Amway’s, he managed to grow to the position of the vice president in charge of operations in 18 countries. After four years, he left his job and moved into personal investments. He managed to start his companies that have been very successful to date. Dick is also the man in charge of Orlando Magic Basketball team. This is a team that had been bought by his father but was left under his management.

 

 

Dick and his wife Betsy have a family foundation through which they participate in philanthropic activities all over the United States. The Dick and Betsy Family Foundation was started with the intention of supporting philanthropic causes that the family is engaged in. Dick has been very vocal in supporting educational reforms in the country. He has contributed millions of dollars that are meant to go towards access to good and quality education by the children of low-income earners in the country.

 

 

Dick DeVos who was born in 19655 has managed to keep his philanthropic work by always making sure there are new initiates that he is supporting. In Michigan, there are numerous initiatives that he has started that include the creation of an aviation school in the area.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/.