Dick Devos was born in 1955 and is the oldest son of Richard Devos, Sr. Dick Devos father is known as being the cofounder of Amway Corporation. This is a company that is known for being a network sales company and distributes health, household and also personal care products through dealers.
In 1974 Devos started working for the Amway Corporation where he held different levels of responsibility in many of the company’s different operating departments. In 1984 Devos went on to become the vice president, in 18 countries, of the company’s operations. It was said that Devos took on this responsibility to gain experience outside of the family firm.
Then in 1989, to be able to start a new business venture, he left the firm.
In 1991 Devos went on to be appointed by his father to manage the National Basket Association’s Orlango Magic Basketball franchise. While taking on this role he still stay involved in the management of the Windquest Group. In 1993,a short two years later, he returned back to Amway Corporation as their president. In 2000 Amway Corporation begain restructuring and Devos oversaw it all. The firm was able to expand to well over 50 countries and territories in six different continents thanks to the new structure of Alticor.
Devos retired as the president of Alticor,in 2002, to be able to be devoted full time to his private venture. It was in 2006 that he then decided that he wanted to enter into politics and run for governor in the state of Michigan on the Republican ticket. During his running he was believed to be the wealthiest man that has ever ran for governorship of Michigan. It is said that money usually is a big help in political campaigns but in Devos case it seemed to be of very little help. He ended up spending nearly $40 million of his own money on his campaign.
Dick Devos ended up marring Elizabeth (Betsie) Prince. She is the daughter of Edgar Prince and is also the founder, owner and president of the Blackwater private security firm, that is located in North Carolina. The two have four children togather named, Rick, Elissa, Andrea and Ryan.
In 2017 Betsie Devos went on to be appointed as being the Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration. She is one business lady that plans on continue her career further and further. With Dick Devos help there is no telling where these two will go in the business ladder.