Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur as well as a businessman who grew up and is currently residing in Michigan, in a community that he has grown to love ever since he was a child. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation is a consumer distribution company that had Dick DeVos lead the company as the CEO from 1993 to 2002. Dick DeVos, though a member of a wealthy family, has built his own legacy and has created his own wealth through his many innovative business techniques. In 2012, Dick DeVos demonstrated his success by being named as the 67th richest individual in the world with an overall net worth of $5.1 billion.
Though Dick DeVos is a member of a well-known and rich family, he was always taught to remain humble and to never take anything for granted. Dick DeVos has fond memories of growing up in Grand Rapids as he played with his brother and played in the basement of his family home. During his childhood, the basement of his home was the headquarters of Amway Corporation. Though his family was always busy with the start of this now billion dollar business, Dick DeVos stated that he grew up in a normal household and in a stable environment that he is now grateful to be a part of.
In 1974, Mr. DeVos was excited to join the team and to show his skills as a businessman and not just as the son of the boss. For over ten years, Dick DeVos worked in several sectors of the company and eventually became the vice president who was in charge of international sales in over 18 different countries. From the beginning of this promotion, international sales accounted for five percent of the revenue.
As a successful businessman, Dick DeVos has always played a role in helping others especially for those that reside in the community he grew up in. As a philanthropist, Dick DeVos has donated millions of dollars to charities that has worthy goals of improving the lives of people and for giving individuals the opportunity to be successful.