Dick DeVos is associated with Amway Corporation which is a privately owned company that deals with health, households and personal care products through a chain of dealers. Dick DeVos is the eldest son of Richard DeVos, co-founder of Amway Corporation. He started working for the company in 1974 at a young age. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to vice president of the company in 1984. He was responsible for its operations in 18 countries. He later started his company, The Windquest Group, which manufactures and markets storage and closet organizers. He was also involved in managing the Orlando Magic Basketball franchise, a company that was owned by his family. He later returned to Amway as its president in 1993 and oversaw its restructuring. Alticor Corporation, an umbrella firm was established that had Amway, Quixtar Corporation and Access Business Group under its wings. He later retired from Alticor as its president and concentrated on political causes and his business ventures. Dick DeVos is married to Elizabeth Prince. Dick and Elizabeth have four children named Andrea, Elissa, Ryan, and Rick.
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The two have been married for over thirty years and are actively involved in business careers. Dick graduated from Forest Hills Public Schools and Northwood University and currently co-chairs Grand Action, an organization that is involved in the renewal of downtown Grand Rapids. He also serves as a board member of several organizations including Willow Creek Association, Spectrum Health Systems, RDV Corporation, Thunderbird School of Management, West Michigan Aviation Academy among many others. He has a passion for sailing, and he is a two-time national champion in sailing. Among his other interests include being a jet aircraft and helicopter pilot.
Dick and his wife are actively involved in the operations of the Windquest Group, a privately owned investment management firm that does various projects in many sectors including manufacturing, technology and nonprofit solutions. He is the president of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation that has donated a lot of money to religious, civic, artistic, educational, community and free market economic organizations. He opened the first aviation charter public school known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010. This is a charter school with the aim of supporting aviators in the community to attend courses at no cost. Dick DeVos has used his vast wealth to engage in philanthropic activities that have brought positive changes to society.