Dick DeVos is many things including a American entrepreneur, a businessman, a family man, as well as a philanthropist who has shown the public that one can be successful while helping others and helping communities through many donations as well as through many initiatives. Dick DeVos is a member of the DeVos family, a family known for its prominent business as well as their involvement with many philanthropy organizations as well as many political organizations. As one of the richest families in the world, the DeVos family has used this wealth to their advantage in order to give back to communities that need opportunity and investment.
Dick DeVos, as the son of Richard DeVos, is currently following in the footsteps of his father to not only become a successful individual, but to donate much of his self-made wealth to worthy organizations. Dick DeVos is a rare individual who has known exactly what he has wanted to do ever since he was a young boy. Dick DeVos has fond memories of playing with his brother in the basement of his family home which once served as the headquarters for Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos, even before entering college knew that he wanted to follow his father and make a name for himself as well as a long-lasting legacy far into the future.
Dick DeVos officially started working with Amway Corporation in 1974, right after Mr. DeVos graduated from college with a degree in business administration. With this degree and with his position with Amway, Mr. DeVos was able to climb his way up the ladder. Within the next ten years of his career, Dick DeVos held multiple executive positions within the different sectors of the company. Ten years after joining the company, Dick DeVos finally proved himself enough that he earned the title as the vice president who was in charge of international sales.
During this position as vice president, Dick DeVos was in charge of the international sales in over 18 different countries all over the world.This success eventually lead to Mr. DeVos’ position as the CEO of the company where he demonstrated not only the natural talent that he has for business, but also demonstrated his leadership skills within the company of Amway Corporation.