One of the most influential families in the world is the DeVos family. The DeVos family ir the founders and creators of the international business known as Amway Corporation. This company, thanks to the business skills of the DeVos family grew from a basement-based company to an international corporation with several branch locations around the world. The DeVos family has become one of the most prominent families in the United States and has had their fair share of wealth as well as political power. Though the DeVos family is worth over one billion dollars, the DeVos family is mostly known for making generous contributions to their community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The DeVos family believes that wealth should benefit all rather than just benefiting one individual.
One family member in particular is Dick DeVos, a savvy businessman as well as entrepreneur who takes much credit in developing his family company. Dick DeVos distinctly remembers playing as well as helping his family with the business while the company was still located within their basement. Dick DeVos even remembers he and his brother giving product demonstrations to clients of the company. The fact that he grew up around a business and helped to build the business add to the long list of why Dick DeVos went on to pursue a business career.
Dick DeVos’ passion for business encouraged him to eventually pursue a business degree. This business degree enabled him to fairly procure a job at Amway Corporation in 1974. Since 1974, Dick DeVos had used his intelligence in order to obtain several executive positions within the company. One position in particular was that of vice president in charge of international sales. Dick DeVos did business with over 18 other countries around the world and even raised overall international sales. By the time the Dick DeVos left his job as vice president, his overall international sales made up over 50 percent of the company’s total revenue.
With Dick DeVos’ extensive success, he has now decided to take a back seat and focus on giving back to others. With that said, Mr. DeVos, in recent news, has chosen a new CEO to run his own company. This new CEO is named Phil Dolci and was chosen for his leadership expertise as well as his intelligence when it comes to marketing. Mr. Dolci hopes that while in his position, he will live up to Dick DeVos’ expectations.