Dick DeVos and his family is known and valued greatly, especially in their community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are many reasons that they are valued. However, the most important reason that they are valued is that they are very giving as people. As a matter of fact, the DeVos family has given a total of almost 1.2 billion according to a family foundations report. The DeVos family has ranked as number 20 on the list of the top 50 givers. In fact, it is amount that one gives that gives him the social clout and the influence in his community. In that case, Dick is one of the most influential people in his community.
Other activities that Dick has been involved in is the ownership of the Orlando Magic basketball franchise. He has also spent part of his career as the President of Amway and brought the company a lot of profits. He has proven to be a skillful businessman. He has also worked as the president of Alticor before retiring to put more focus on his private work. He has also looked into political issues in order to have an effect on his community.
He entered into politics in 2006. During his time as a politician, he worked ran for Governor as part of the Republican party for the state of Michigan. He was one of the wealthiest men to run as a governor in Michigan. Given that he had a lot of wealth, he used his own money to finance his campaign. However, money has proven to be a non-issue as he lost the election to Jennifer Granholm. Even though he didn’t make it in the political office of governor, he has proven to be a large influence in his community through giving and other activities.
Dick Devos is one of the most generous people. He is one of the wealthy people who do not just hoard the wealth that they have. He uses his wealth to give to others. He has been involved in plenty of philanthropic activities. Both He and his wife Betsy run The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. They use their charity foundation in order to help build their community and help anyone in need. They are not greedy and selfish with what they have.