Dick DeVos is a very well-known man in the Michigan area, and he is also well known in the United States. He is an entrepreneur and a businessman. His father was the founder of Amway Richard DeVos and he was able to serve as the CEO of the consumer goods department from 1993to 2002. DeVos is also an individual who ran for governor in the state of Michigan. He lost to Jennifer Granholm in 2012. DeVos is also the 67th rich person in the United States and is not worth the $5.1 billion.
Dick DeVos was born in Grand Rapids Michigan and he was working in his family business even when he was a child. His parents had their office in their basement and they had people working under their rooms all of the time. Devos and his brother were assigned to greet people at every Amway annual convention, so they were always there helping out from the start to the finish. In 1974 DeVos began working in his family business and in 1984 he became the vice president. Later, in 1991 DeVos became president of the NBA team Orlando Magic. In 1993 he left his position as president and CEO of Orlando Magic, and he became president of Amway after his father.
In 1990 DeVos became president of the Michigan State Board of Education, and he and his wife became the founders of The Education Freedom Fund in 1993. DeVos and his wife are individuals that are dedicated to education, they have a fund that provides scholarships for families that are low income in Michigan. This is a fund for those individuals that want to attend high-quality schools. Dick Devos and his wife Betsy Devos are also dedicated to the arts. In 2010 they donated $22.5 million to the Kennedy Center Institute of Art.