Category Archives: Philanthropy

Dick DeVos is Much More Than a Great Businessman

When most people think or Dick DeVos, they think of a man who has mastered the ins and outs of business and entrepreneurship. Which makes sense when you take a second to reflect on just how successful Dick DeVos has been in prestigious career. To me his many successes in business merely gives you a surface level understanding of the man that is Dick DeVos. I’d rather focus on his passion for doing philanthropy work. To me his philanthropy efforts really show a deeper side to his character. A side many on the outside looking in overlook more often than not with little appreciation for his efforts. Although I’m sure Mr. DeVos isn’t out to garner attention for his good-natured deeds like some fame hungry celebrity.

 

Mr. Devos and his loving wife Betsy shocked the world when they lifted the veil on their philanthropist efforts. The couple claims they’ve donated close to $140M to charitable foundations and causes. Some people feel as though they’ve spent their money foolishly. I am not one of them. In my honest opinion, Mr. DeVos and his wife truly did something that impacted the world in a positive way without question. Those who are questioning their spending habits when it pertains to philanthropy is only showing their ignorance.

 

Dick and Betsy aren’t the only Devos that are passionate about helping the less fortunate. Philanthropy is something the whole family gladly has it’s hand in.The Devos is one of the most charitable families in the world. Few give like they do.

 

Dick Devos Work History

 

Mr. Devos became interested in business at an early age due to the fact he would he was involved in his fathers company Amway. Later, after going to school for business he would work for his father in the family business. In the mid 2000’s Dick’s father divided ownership of the NBA’s Orlando Magic between his children making Dick a part owner of the team.

 

Dick with help from his brother Doug was able to take the Amway company global after some restructuring and renaming it Alticor. The restructuring put the family business in a whole other league so to speak. Soon after DeVos left the company in his brother’s hands to look after.