Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick DeVos are popular figures in Michigan. They are known for their education reform initiatives and philanthropic activities in the state. The two have the courage and willpower to pursue new ideas with the aim of improving themselves and the society at large. According to Betsy, the reforming attitude is inborn. Her parents were popular reformists, and she followed in their footsteps. Her husband Dick DeVos was once a Republican nominee for governor in the State of Michigan.
Dick DeVos alone has dedicated most of his life as an entrepreneur and a politician to serving the society. He is an individual who dreams big and works hard towards achieving the dreams. He has big ideas, and as result, he has earned respect among his peers, young people and government officials. In 1990, Dick made a mark in Michigan’s education history when he started a program that provided scholarships to thousands of students in the state.
Born in a relatively wealthy family, Dick DeVos could not afford to live the good life alone. He wanted to enjoy it with others who were unfortunate to find themselves in wealthy families. His father Richard DeVos, a renowned business magnate in the United States, provided him with everything he needed to make a move and create an impact on people’s lives. Alongside his wife, he started The Dick & Betsy Devos, a family foundation that positions itself as a hub for growth through partnerships.
Besides being a politician and a philanthropist, Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur. In 1984, he started his own company Windquest Group. Through his leadership, the company managed to create a service portfolio in over 18 countries. DeVos also worked for his father’s company Amway Corporation and finally became its president in 1989. However, he left the firm to concentrate on Windquest Group. DeVos has also served as the president of Alticor, Orlando Magic and Quintax Corporation. He is the founder of West Michigan Aviation Academy and Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan.
Dick DeVos has been married to Betsy for over 30 years. They work together like a couple and business partners as they try to achieve their goals. The two are blessed with four children, two son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law. DeVos continues to make headlines as a compassionate individual who has a soft spot for the unfortunate in the society.