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Dick DeVos Participation in Charitable Giving

Dick DeVos and his wife are some of the most celebrated couples in the United States. The two have always been receiving a lot of criticism and attention over the years. The couple has funded American politics for years too, but this is just pocket change when compared to the charitable donations from the wealthy family. This family is believed to have donated more than 140 million dollars to various charitable causes in their lifetime.

 

Betsy DeVos recently appointed to assume the position of Education Secretary in the country. Before she was confirmed to the prestigious position, the couple’s contributions to various Republican causes were questioned by political experts. According to some recent reports, the DeVos are believed to have given a lot of donations through their organization.

 

In 2015, the wealthy and respected Michigan couple decided to spend over 11 million dollars in important charitable causes in the US. According to a recently published report by the family foundation, the couple has donated millions in the past five years.

 

Dick DeVos and his wife come from one of the most respected and wealthy dynasties in the United States. The DeVos are considered to be one of the greatest donors to the Republican Party over the past years. This is because of the money they give to the party during political campaigns. The family is led by Richard DeVos, popularly known as Rick. Richard is the founder of a respected company known as Amway. He has four children, and most of them have done very well in their careers. Richard too has played a crucial role in philanthropy over the years. In the year 2015, he gave 100 million dollars to several charities. His enormous contributions in the US were recognized by Forbes recently. According to Forbes, the DeVos are among the wealthiest and top givers in the world.

 

Forbes Magazine is believed to have used the data supplied by the wealthy family when making the announcement. According to the data, the DeVos Family lifetime donations were more than one and half billion dollars. The donations from Betsy and her husband have been channeled to educational causes most of the time.

 

Dick DeVos has also done exceptionally well in business. The successful entrepreneur is believed to have spent most of his career life working in the family businesses. At one time, he used to work for Amway, Orlando Magic, the great Windquest Group and other prestigious companies. While working in these institutions, the businessman was very successful, increasing the profits and sales significantly. His success in Amway earned the wealthy billionaire a lot of respect in the country. At one time, he ran for the gubernatorial seat in West Michigan. However, he lost the race.

Category: Philanthropy