Dick DeVos is a member of the prominent DeVos family, a family that not only has created a name for itself through the successful business that the family has created, but also due to the fact that the family is as generous as it is successful. The DeVos family works hard and makes sure that other individuals across communities within the United States see the benefits of their profits. The DeVos family believes that true success comes from what is done with the profits rather than just from how much money is made over the years. Dick DeVos is one of the most influential members of the DeVos family and has dedicated over forty years to the family business.
Dick DeVos knew that he wanted to be a businessman ever since he was a young boy and he saw his father build the family business of Amway Corporation from the ground up. Dick DeVos was inspired by his father’s integrity as he watched his father build the business from a small business that was centered in the basement of the family home to a business that is one of the largest in the world that is now worth billions of dollars.
Dick DeVos did not become a part of Amway Corporation until he earned his four-year degree in economics and not until he had proved himself to be a hard worker and an individual who enjoyed learning and obtaining knowledge. Dick DeVos started at the family company over forty years ago and was able to climb the ranks quickly to even become the leader of international sales and even the CEO of the company. Dick DeVos, like his father demonstrated a passion for business along with natural leadership where he has inspired individuals within the company to truly want to be a part of Amway Corporation.
Dick DeVos is not only a businessman, but is also a philanthropist who has become very interested in initiatives that involve education. Dick DeVos believes that education is the key to building enriched communities and is the key to making sure that there is long-run economic growth. Dick DeVos not only wants to make sure that there is economic growth at the aggregate level, but also wants to make sure that the overall quality of living has improved with the help of education. For future plans, Dick DeVos will continue to fund scholarships and other education related ventures.