Dick DeVos is the first male child of Richard DeVos. He is well known for his business and entrepreneurial skills. With his spouse Betsy Prince, they have four children. They have one grandchild. Their son works as a consultant. They are from Michigan although they have other houses in different places.
DeVos went to Havard University but graduated from the Northwood University. When he was young, he involved himself in businesses owned by his family. He could do simple tasks like greeting those people who were attending the meeting, speaking to the group and many other duties. This was an achievement to him.
Later he began to work with Amway Corporation. He held a position in different departments including, research, finance, marketing, manufacturing among others. After ten years, he became the vice president and was required to control the operation of eighteen countries. A great improvement was experienced. The company grew very fast. A comparison between the internal and domestic sales showed a great change. International sales had tripled domestic. This is due to the networks and markets had he had found. Before he left this position the company’s sales had improved by fifty percent the sales of a year.
After a period of nine years, DeVos went back to Amway and became the president after his father. After several years, he decided to restructure the company and established a new firm, Alticor Corporation. The newly structured company operated around fifty countries in different continents.
After his retire, Dick decided to venture into politics and other activities where he was vying for the governor position at Michigan. Among those people who ran for the governorship of that location, he was the richest; this is because he uses a huge sum of money for the campaign from his pockets. Despite the use of money, he did not win the elections.
DeVos has a heart of giving. Dick is involved in charity work and fundraising campaigns. Devos is among the top five donors for the expansion, Kennedy Center. A bridge to be used by pedestrians connecting to the Kennedy Center is part of the project. New offices will be built, more space for dining created, educational spaces enlarged, among other things.
He has so many awards and honors. He Is a sailor and regularly gets involved in competitions. He has won the longest races in the fresh water. Lastly, DeVos is an aviator