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Getting to Know Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is a rich entrepreneur from the United States of America. He is based in the state of Michigan. Dick DeVos was born in an affluent family as he is the son of Richard Devos, the co-founder of Amway. He has worked with his father’s company for 10 years. He served as the CEO of Amway from the year 1993 to 2002. His father is amongst the richest men in the US with an estimated wealth of $ 5. 1 billion. He tried out for the governorship chair of the state of Michigan in the year 2006 but finished second to Jennifer Granholm.

 

Devos parents are Richard Marvin and Helen June. For his elementary education, he attended the Forest Hills public schools. His experience and good nature come from the kind of education that he has received. He attended the Northwood University for his undergraduate degree where he specialized in business administration. He has also been involved with the Harvard Business School though he didn’t finish. He is also affiliated with an institution known as the Wharton Schools Executive Study Programs. He has also received honorably doctorates from various institutions that include Central Michigan University as well as Grove City College and the Northwood University. Dick is married to Betsy Devos who happens to be an activist for the education sector in the state of Michigan. She is also well known for her desire to change the education sector in the United States of America. Some of the posts that she has held in the past include the vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party. Currently, she is awaiting vetting by the Congress for the position of secretary of education after she was suggested by the presidential elect.

 

The businessman took an official role with the Amway in the year 1974 and rose through the ranks. Within this firm, he has been involved with various institutions that include development and research as well as marketing, finance, and the sales department. He has also served time as the President and the CEO of the Orlando Magic. He took this responsibility in the year 1991. Later on, in 1993, Devos left Orlando Magic and went back to the Amway Group after the departure of his father. Under his leadership, this company was able to penetrate over 50 countries within several continents.

 

 

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