Dick DeVos is an individual who is heavily involved as well as heavily dedicated to philanthropy. As Mr. DeVos was born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan, Mr. DeVos is especially attached to this community and continues to give back to his community through volunteering as well as generous donations. Within his community, Dick DeVos has given thousands of dollars to civic, artistic, religious, as well as educational organizations within the community in order to help the community continue to prosper. Mr. DeVos believes that the best way to help a community prosper is by building the overall human capital. In addition to all the mentioned organizations to which Mr. DeVos donates to, Mr. DeVos is also a strong believer in donating to free-market based organizations.
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation started out as a small business in the basement of the DeVos home and has since then grown and expanded to become an international corporation that has partnerships and deals with over 18 different countries. While involved in the company as a vice president, Dick DeVos has fond memories as a vice president to the company who was in charge of international sales. Mr. DeVos, with this job was able to demonstrate not only his leadership, but also his passion for business.
Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy have been proud members of the Amway Corporation family. Dick DeVos even showed his skill for being a leader when he was eventually appointed as the CEO of the company in 1993. With a degree in business management, Dick DeVos was able to show his true talent for business and was able to get every single job at the company through earning the job and not through being given the job. Dick DeVos, though no longer CEO of the company, will continue to help build the family’s billions of dollars of wealth as well as the family legacy over the years to come.
With Dick DeVos’ full-time interest in philanthropy, Mr. DeVos has chosen a successor to manage his business. Mr. DeVos’ trustworthy successor is Phil Dolci, a gentleman with over twenty years of experience in leading businesses to reach their full potential. Dick DeVos chose Phil Dolci not only for the reason that this individual is trustworthy, but also for Mr. Dolci’s excellent leadership skills that will be used with his employees.