The charitable donations of the DeVos family have always remained a closely guarded secret, despite the world knowing the family provided millions in support to various organizations each year the family always stood firm in keeping exact figures a closely guarded secret. After years of pleading from the Forbes magazine the DeVos family have finally made their personal accounts available to the magazine in a bid to explain just how the family spreads its wealth around the community of Western Michigan and beyond; the release of figures has finally been made and shows the family headed by Rich DeVos and his son Dick have given around $1.2 billion to good causes throughout their lifetime and $94 million in 2014 alone, according to MLive.
Dick DeVos has taken over more than simply the role of the head of the family’s Amway business, but has also taken a major role in the charitable and political donations the family undertakes. Alongside his wife, Betsy, Dick DeVos has developed one of the best respected charitable groups in the shape of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation that has provided funding for groups around the U.S. Many of the top educational programs in the U.S. based around charter schools are now operating because of the work completed by the foundation created by Dick and Betsy DeVos.
There are many areas of the life of Dick DeVos that are impressive for us all to enjoy, including the chance to understand just how he has transcended a number of different areas of industry to become one of the top executives in the U.S. After completing his education DeVos took over the foreign arm of the AmWay Group in a bid to make sure this neglected area of the company became a profitable business on its own. DeVos has never shied away from a challenge and even took control of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise after his father Rich sanctioned its purchase.