Dick DeVos or otherwise known by his full name of Richard Marvin Jr., is a successful businessman and entrepreneur as well as a successful author that is based in Michigan. Dick DeVos is the son of the great founder of Amway, was named the CEO of the company starting from 1992 to the year 2002. Shortly after gaining that position in the business, in 2006, Dick DeVos ran for Michigan Governor but lost to Jennifer Granholm. After he ran for governor, in 2012, his father was named 67th richest person in the United States, with a total net of $5.1. Billion by Forbes Magazine.
Dick DeVos was born on October 21, 1955, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He completed his education at the Forest Hills Public School. Shortly after finishing his studies, he started becoming more active in the family business, which is the Amway company. Even as a child, he had already been exposed to the operations of the company, thus taking an interest in what his family does for a living. At a young age, he and his brother were assigned to greet guests at the company’s convention, and they also helped with clearing plates and accompanying guests to their tables, which eventually evolved to public speaking that developed his communication skills more and more until he grew up. In college, he finished with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Northwood University. After he had finished from Northwood, he attended some classes at the Harvard Business School as well as the Wharton School’s Executive Study programs. Through his continuous perseverance, he was given an honorary Doctorates degree from the Grove City College, which was located at Central Michigan University, and Northwood University. He was also given an Alumni Recognition from the Northwood University.
Throughout his career, he has continued to make a name for himself by participating in many foundations with his wife, Betsy Devos, who is the former chairperson fo the Michigan Republican Party, as well as the acting Secretary of Education. He and his wife have donated to many charities and foundations for helping education become better in the United States. He is also the president of the organization that he and his wife put up which is called the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation, which has donated to millions of artistic, religious, civic, educational, community, and free-market economic movements since the year 1990. Some of those movements are The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, Kids Hope USA, Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan, The Thunderbirds School of Global Management, The Willow Creek Association, The Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation to name a few, which has made them quite popular. They have made a commitment to serving more with these organizations, thus giving them their right to become better as well as continuously help all kinds of people.