Dick DeVos is an inspirational individual with not only many accomplishments, but also many titles that are characteristics of his work and characteristics of his efforts to build the family name of DeVos and to build communities across the United States into growing communities within economic growth as well as opportunities for the future. Dick DeVos is not only known to be a businessman, but is also known to be a philanthropist and most of all is known to be a family man who has the long-term goal of building the family name of DeVos as a long-lasting name with an excellent reputation. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation as well as the reason as to why Dick DeVos chose the path of business. Richard DeVos has not only been seen as a father to Dick DeVos, but is also seen as his leader and the reason why he has wanted to pursue business as a career path.
Even before any formal education Dick DeVos became a part of Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos has fond memories of not only playing with his brother in the office, but also fondly remembers helping the employees out within the company. Dick and his brother had fun helping by stacking and filing papers, running errands for lunch, and even giving product descriptions to clients of the company. Richard DeVos has always been proud of what he has accomplished and is proud that his son has picked up where he left off.
Dick DeVos has had the rare luck of knowing exactly what he has wanted to do ever since he was a young boy. Even as a young boy, Dick DeVos watched the company of Amway Corporation grow from a small business that was located in the basement of his family home to an international business that continues to grow as it finds more and more individuals interested to become a part of the company. Dick DeVos did not officially join Amway Corporation until he had graduated with a degree in economics. It was not until his official start at Amway Corporation that Dick DeVos became a true leader of the company.
In addition to his initiatives as a businessman, Dick DeVos is also an individual who has pursued philanthropy and has given millions of dollars to charities across the United States with the hope that communities will experience the benefits of his wealth. Of the many initiatives that Dick DeVos is involved in, Mr. DeVos is passionate about education. His though is that education and the building of human capital will encourage even more economic growth for the future and will improve the overall well being of the communities.