Betsy DeVos is the wife of Dick DeVos. She started getting involved in politics when she was in campus, and she has remained active for many years. For three decades, she had been in charge of several campaigns, political action campaigns and party organizations. She serves as the chairman of a party known as Michigan Republican for six years. She is a re-owned reformer, and the tendency runs in the family.
Her husband, Dick was once a nominee for the Republican Party for the gubernatorial race in Michigan. The family has also done very well in business. The family has a company, known as Amway. Dick serves as the president of the company for almost ten years. When he was the president, he was in charge of all the company operations. Amway has done very well since it was started, and it currently operates in fifty nations and six continents. The company is considered to be one of the most successful in the world.
When Dick DeVos was the president of the international company, it reported huge sales, amounting to almost five billion. Before becoming the president of this company, Dick was the Vice President of Amway International. Amway managed to open several new markets and even tripled the international sales thanks to his leadership skills.
Apart from being very successful in business, Dick is very active in philanthropic activities. The businessman is also a leader in several communities in the United States. Dick DeVos is the founder of Education Freedom Fund, an organization that helps children from less fortunate families to access education. Under his leadership, the charitable organization has awarded more than four thousand scholarship to children from poor families in Michigan.
Dick DeVos is also the leader and founder of the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The school was started with the main aim of providing better educational programs, focusing on aviation. With the help of his family, the school has transformed the lives of many young people in Michigan. Due to his love for education, the businessman was also appointed to serve as he State Board of Education.
Dick DeVos is the chairman of several revitalization and regional healthcare improvement Grand Rapids in the country. Some of these include: $ 75 downtown arena, $130M heart hospital and many others.
The businessman is also an author. One of his books, published in 1997 is one of the most selling books in New York City. The book, titled Rediscovering American Values is available for consumers in seven languages.