One of the most prominent families in North America is the DeVos family, a family that is dedicated to helping the communities across the United States through the creation of businesses that spark economic growth as well as the many donations that the family has made to civic, religious, as well as educational organizations. At the head of the DeVos family is Richard DeVos, an individual who is the co-founder of Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation is a network sales company that specializes in selling health and household products to household in many different countries located all of the world. With a large family, Richard DeVos has passed down many of his duties to his sons Dick DeVos, a businessman in his own right with many natural talents.
Dick DeVos is a businessman as well as a leader in his own right who has been dedicated to spreading his family legacy through many initiatives in building the business of Amway Corporation along with many other businesses that he has funded an created. Dick DeVos is an individual who has had the rare luck of having known what he has wanted to do ever since he was a young boy. Dick DeVos has fond memories of playing with his brother in this basement of his home which acted as the location of Amway Corporation while Mr. DeVos was growing up. Even as a child, Mr. DeVos helped with the company where he could.
Before even earning a degree, Dick DeVos was always involved with the family company. Dick DeVos not only ran errands for the company, but also filed papers and gave product descriptions to the clients of the company. By the age of 18, Mr. DeVos finally went to college where he studied business administration. With this degree, Mr. DeVos was ready to put his skills to use and was able to make his father proud and to improve the family legacy.
In addition to his success within the business industry, Dick DeVos is also a successful individual as a philanthropist who has given millions of dollars of donations to worthy causes. One cause in particular that Dick DeVos is passionate about giving to is towards education reforms that help others who lack the finances to receive a higher level of education. To Dick DeVos, education should be based upon the merit of an individual and not based upon the income.