Amway Corporation is a multi-billion dollar corporation that was built by the DeVos family, a prominent family that currently resides in West Michigan and that is known for not only their political ties and influence, but is also known for their success in the world of business and for their generosity to many organizations across the United States. The DeVos family founded Amway Corporation many decades ago and has since then built a legacy for not only the company, but also for the family. Richard DeVos, the founder and the creator of the business has not only been proud of what he has accomplished, but has also been proud of what his son has accomplished. Richard DeVos’ son is Dick DeVos, an individual with a savvy mind for business as well as the drive to please his father and to grow the family legacy far into the future.
Dick DeVos has always been interested in pursuing business. With fond memories at the office with his father and his brother, Dick DeVos had always known that he wanted to pursue business. Even before any formal education, Dick DeVos remembers helping the company where he could by running errands, filing papers, as well as giving product descriptions to potential clients of the company. By his college years, Dick DeVos worked hard to eventually earn a degree in economics and to move forward by becoming an official employee at Amway Corporation. During his time with the business, Dick DeVos excelled and demonstrated his knack for leadership.
During his time at Amway Corporation, Dick DeVos became in charge of international sales and was able to make the overall international sales 50 percent of the total revenue of the company. Dick DeVos worked hard to make business deals and even became the CEO of the company for a period of time. With 40 years of hard work, Dick DeVos truly accomplished his goal to grow the family legacy to become a great one that will continue to be remembered. Dick DeVos is the most known for his generous donations to worthy charities.
Of the many donations that Dick DeVos makes out on an annual basis, one of Dick DeVos’ favorite initiatives to support is that of education. Dick DeVos believes that education is the key to economic growth and that education is a way to make sure that individuals prosper. As an educated man, Dick DeVos understands that knowledge is important and has no equal. Thanks to both Dick and Betsy DeVos, numerous scholarships have been created along with schools that have given children the opportunity to pursue a higher education without having to take out loans or to go into substantial debt in order to receive an education.