Dick DeVos has a varied background in a number of sectors. He was the CEO one of the largest direct selling companies in the world. DeVos is the owner of a successful private equity firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and part owner of an NBA team. Dick DeVos ran as a political candidate, and he is an activist for school choice.
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard and Helen DeVos. His father was the CEO and a founder of the Amway Corporation. Richard and the DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic team in 1992. The younger DeVos assumed the role of CEO in 1992 and held it until 2003. He later founded The Windquest Group and manages the assets of this private equity company. Dick is a pillar in the Michigan community for his undying commitment to improve the lives of its underserved members. Mr. DeVos was the Republican candidate for the office of governor of Michigan in 2006, a race he lost to the incumbent. His wife worked in the Donald Trump administration from 2017 until 2020.
Betsy DeVos was appointed to the position of Secretary of Education by former President Trump. She, like her husband, is dedicated to integrity and improvement of the educational system. Mrs. DeVos firmly supports more charter schools and school choice across the United States. Mr. and Mrs. DeVos have been married for over 40 years, and they raised their children in Michigan, the place in which they were both born and raised.