Dick DeVos is the eldest son in the family of Richard DeVos. Together with Jay Van Andel, Richard DeVos founded a privately owned company called Amway Corporation in 1924. The Amway Corporation is a network sales business that executes the services of product distribution. Among the things the company distributes include, health, household, and personal care goods. The company distributes the products through wholesalers.
DeVOS started working in the Amway Company in 1974, serving in a position in different levels of duties in many of the business’ operating section. After one decade working as junior staff, DeVos was appointed the vice president of the corporation’s operation in 18 states, most likely to acquire knowledge outside the family owned organization. In 1989, he made an exit from the company to establish a new business enterprise called The Windquest Group, a business that deals with the manufacturing and marketing of luggage compartment and closet organizers.
In 1991, his father appointed him to supervise the National Basket Association that the family had purchased. While doing the management duties, he as well remained concerned in the management of his company, Windquest Group.
After two years, he went back to Amway Corporation as its Chief Executive Officer, being a successor of his father. In 2000, he supervised the reorganizing of Amway Corporation. An umbrella company was founded, and they named it Alticor Corporation. It consisted of the Amway Corporation, Access Business Group, and Quixtar Corporation. Under the new organization of Alticor, the company extended its business territories to more than 50 nations and 6 continents.
In 2002, Dick DeVos announced his retirement as president of Alticor Corporation so that he can fully dedicate his time to his individual venture, Windquest Group, as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, Mr. Dick made a decision to enter into active politics and contend for governor of Michigan State on the Republican ticket. He used his riches in financing his campaign to become a governor of Michigan, spending more than 40 million U.S dollars for the campaign. Even though money is an essential thing in political campaigns, in this situation, the money provided evidence that indeed it can be of great assistance.
Dick DeVos and Elizabeth Prince have been married each other over three decades. They are blessed with four kids, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Two of their children are currently in schools learning full-time basis, and all the four children are actively involved in business professions. For more information about Dick DeVos, follow him on Twitter.