Dick DeVos is a businessman from Michigan. He is a committed and well-established entrepreneur with a strong will to get things done the right way for the best results possible. From the time he was a little child DeVos was keen on the family business started by his father, Richard DeVos. It did not come as a surprise when DeVos took over the operations and management of the company once he became of age.
DeVos attended the Northwood University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He then opted to continue at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School, but he did not graduate from either of the two institutions. All the same, he gained honorary doctorates from various universities and colleges.
By 1974, DeVos was working in the family business in different positions such as manufacturing, research and development, finance, sales, and marketing. His impact was obviously felt, and in 1984, he became the vice-president of the company. As the vice-president, he was in charge of 18 different branches that were spread across the states. All the same, he was not overwhelmed and performed his tasks effectively. In fact, he led to the growth of new markets hence, tripling the sales domestically. In fact, DeVos broke the company’s existing records.
After the DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic NBA franchise, Dick became the president and CEO. By 1993, he had left Orlando Magic and returned to Amway to succeed his father and become the president. This led to an outstanding growth of the company. Alticor was born in 2000 to become the parent company of Amway and other subsidiary companies. Even after his retirement as president of Alticor, he still went ahead to become the president of Windquest.
Additionally, Dick DeVos stunned all as he continued to give back to the community by providing funds to support scholarships and opportunities for the low-income students to offer them a chance to gain a decent education.
Not only is Dick DeVos a prominent and incredible businessman but also a kind-hearted philanthropist. Additionally, he is a family man who had political ambitions. DeVos has been a happy husband to Betsy Prince for 35years and has had seven children and five grandchildren.