In politics, the DeVos couple has become a famous name that most people recognizes just by hearing their notable names. Richard “Dick” DeVos, Married to Betsy DeVos, is one of the most philanthropically men living today in the U.S., and his wife is definitely not away from the philanthropically definition as well, making her life an extended fight to promote a revitalization of the American educational system.
Dick DeVos is nowadays the president of the Windquest Group, which is an institution that has the clear goal of changing the world and working in making it a better place for the future generations. One of the primary departments that the Windquest Group has an influence on is the development of clean tech, and Dick DeVos is a major investor in that area.
The businessman DeVos, along with his brother, Doug DeVos, has previously worked for Alticor, a multinational company that has influence in more than 100 countries and is the owner of the Anway enterprise, which is also related to the philanthropist Dick DeVos’s career.
Along with his wife, who supported him, the man created the West Michigan Aviation Academy, which is an opportunity for citizens who want to learn more about aviation and the process of entering that career, which is a very hard thing to do for those who do not have a very specific specialization in the market. Dick DeVos changed that when he founded the Academy, which is up and running to this date. He is the founder and chairman of the school since 2010.
When Dick DeVos began working in Amway, which was heavily related to his family’s business, he was in charge of managing the outside sales of the company in other eighteen countries in the exterior market. He succeeded so well in his position that the sales skyrocketed in a few years.
Before founding the West Michigan Aviation Academy, three years prior, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Willow Creek Association, which is a company that promotes religious acceptance and freedom of speech, and helps Christian institutions in the U.S.
The Charitable couple, Betsy and Dick DeVos, recently showed the press that their charitable contribution exceeded $139 million towards during their career as philanthropists. According to both of them, the time actually flew fast, and, since they decided to take the education reform as their primary goal and the major problem that they wanted to change in the U.S., they have already noticed a lot of significant changes that happened since they joined the fight.
The couple is very optimistic about the future of the country.