Richard DeVos Jr. or Dick DeVos is someone who is known in many sectors. Professionally, Dick DeVos serves as the head of Amway, which is a company which was started by his father. Taking on the family name, Dick DeVos has managed to do wonders for the company, upholding the family business and taking it to places it has never been before. Currently, the company is doing extremely well under his leadership, expanding to a large number of countries across the entire world. Dick DeVos is someone who has made it a point to learn as much as possible and apply that to benefit his life and the lives of the people around him. Having the responsibility of an entire company on your shoulders is no easy task, especially when that company is a one among the Fortune 500, nevertheless, Dick DeVos has shown an exemplary amount of leadership and management skills, which has helped him run his company efficiently.
As the CEO of the company, Dick DeVos has to handle and oversee all the operations that Amway conducts. He has to make sure that the offices in every country that the firm has set up in run smoothly and without any hiccups. However, for the past couple of years, Dick DeVos has shifted his primary focus from his father’s company to something that he loves doing more.
Even though Dick DeVos came from one of America’s most affluent families, he was taught to always remain grounded and use his wealth to help the less fortunate people around him. Since a very early age, Dick DeVos saw his father deeply immersed in the world of philanthropy and decided to follow in his footsteps. Dick is known for his contributions to and efforts to helping a large number of organizations and lending a helping hand towards tackling hard issues. Now, having reached the peak of his career, Dick DeVos decided to focus his efforts towards something that he has always strived to do – help people. Along with his wife Betsy, Dick DeVos started the DeVos Family Foundation, to be able to offer aid to organizations and people who are in need of such kind of help.
Dick and his wife Betsy firmly believe that they can change the course of the education system in the country, to benefit future generations. Dick DeVos believes in rewarding those who perform well in academic institutions, and aids them so that they can develop their skills better to serve society. As part of the foundation, Dick DeVos awards scholarships to deserving students so that they can seek a higher level of education in private schools and better their talents. Dick DeVos also offers scholarships to students who complete their MBA from a select number of universities that The DeVos Family Foundation has tied up with.