Richard DeVos or Dick DeVos as he is more commonly known is a businessman and philanthropy hailing from Michigan. Dick DeVos is the husband of Betsy DeVos, the Education Minister of the United States of America. Dick DeVos is also known for leading Amway, a multinational company which was founded by his father. Dick DeVos tops the charts as one of the richest people in America, but also comes at the top in the list for most philanthropic as well. Over the years, he has helped Amway grow and become a company that is fit to stand among the top in its sector. Because of his incredible skill in leading the business, Dick DeVos has managed to take the company to new heights, and new territories as well. Amway is currently operational in over fifty countries in the entire world and still keeps on expanding according to its capacity. Under his leadership, Amway is said to have made over four billion dollars in sales alone. Dick DeVos mainly handled all the international relations of the company, with the expertise and knowledge he had gained watching his father run the business all these years.
Since the beginning of his career, Dick DeVos has always been one to give back to the community and the society from which he comes from. In light of this, along with his wife Betsy, they started up the DeVos family foundation. The organization is one which contributes and funds organizations which are working towards the betterment of society. The main aim of the DeVos Family Foundation was for charity, and through this foundation, they have taken on some of the most charitable endeavors the country has ever seen. The organization acts in accordance to the causes that both Dick and Betsy like to support and care about deeply. Dick DeVos has donated millions of dollars which have all gone towards people in need.
The foundation also has a particular Education Freedom Fund. This subcategory of the organization mainly caters towards upliftment of education and to aid students who otherwise would not be able to receive a high quality of schooling. Dick DeVos regularly hands out scholarships to deserving students so that they can go out and seek a better level of education. He also awards scholarships to deserving students who have completed their MBA’s from well-known universities in Michigan.
People aren’t the only thing that Dick DeVos cares about deeply. He also cares about the environment and tries his best to protect it in whatever way he can. He has donated a significant amount of money towards private studies which are finding ways to curb the water pollution that is being faced in the Macatawa Lake.