Dick DeVos is a businessman as well as an entrepreneur who has dedicated his entire live towards building his family business known as Amway Corporation, a consumer distribution company that is currently operating on a global scale with partnerships in over 18 different countries. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation and has been inspired by his father ever since an early age. Dick DeVos admires his father and hopes that all he has done in regards to business, has made his father proud. With Dick DeVos' immense success, he has been able to not only give to charities, but has also been able to give back to his community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a community that Mr. DeVos still cherishes.
Dick DeVos' passion for business is a result of his constant involvement with his family's company even at an early age. Dick DeVos distinctly remembers playing in the basement of his home at an early age alongside his brother. As the headquarters for the family company was, at the time, in the basement of the DeVos home, Mr. DeVos spent most of his time involved with the company. As a result, Dick DeVos has many fond memories of contributing to the company by stocking shelves, organizing files, and even by giving product descriptions on behalf of the company.
Dick DeVos' passion for business is what inspired him to pursue a degree in business management. This degree not only gave him the tools needed to assist he needed, but also gave him the needed qualifications to enter the company as an official team member. Dick DeVos officially became a team member of Amway Corporation in 1974 and has since then dedicated over 30 years towards building the company. In 1993 to 2002, Dick DeVos' talent and skill for leading people eventually earned him the honor of being appointed as CEO of his family's company.
After 2002, and even recently, Dick DeVos has decided to take a step back from running his successful businesses. Dick DeVos has decided to spend more time with both his family as well as with philanthropy. With that said, in recent news Dick DeVos has appointed Phil Dolci to be his successor in his businesses. Dick DeVos is not only trustful of Mr. Dolci, but also has confidence that he will use his skills to further build his company up.