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Biography

Dick DeVos has spent his business career working in a variety of executive positions at Amway, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Orlando Magic, and The Windquest Group, where he currently serves as Chairman.

As President of Amway from 1993 to 2002, DeVos held responsibility for all aspects of the company’s operations in 50 countries and six continents. In his final fiscal year of service, Amway reported sales of $4.5 billion. Prior to assuming the Presidency, he served as Vice President – Amway International, where he held responsibility for the company’s operations in 18 countries outside North America. Under his leadership, the company opened new markets and tripled international sales to exceed domestic sales for the first time in the company’s history. DeVos became President and CEO of the Orlando Magic when his family acquired the team in 1991, a role he held for three years.

In addition to business roles, DeVos has served as a leader in a wide range of community initiatives. He started the Education Freedom Fund, which awarded more than 4,000 scholarships to underprivileged children in Michigan. DeVos also funded the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a High School that aims to provide a rigorous educational program through an aviation focus, and has served on the Michigan State Board of Education. As chair/co-chair, he has led various Grand Rapids area downtown revitalization and regional health care improvements, including a $75M downtown arena, a $212M convention center, a $130M heart hospital, a $90M medical school, and a $30M Downtown Market. He was the Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2006. His New York Times best-selling book, “Rediscovering American Values,” was published in 1997 and is available in seven languages.

DeVos is a two-time National Champion sailor, a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot, and a graduate of Northwood University. DeVos has been married to the former Betsy Prince for more than 40 years and they have four children and 10 grandchildren.

Latest Tweets

There are many noteworthy titles Betsy has earned over the years – wife, mother, grandmother, friend, advocate, leader, Secretary of Education, among many more – and now “Bestselling Author” has been added to that list!

Very excited about the @NBA draft last week. We welcome @Pp_doesit and Caleb Houstan to the @OrlandoMagic family. Several members of DeVos “G3” were in attendance to welcome them too 😊. All signs point up – on the court, in leadership, and in the Orlando community. Go Magic!

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Today’s the day! Following countless hours of dedication, my lovely and hard-working wife Betsy’s book ‘Hostages No More’ officially hits the shelves. This of course follows her countless years of leadership fighting for freedom on behalf of students and parents.

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We're proud to support the upcoming @MidMichHF, honoring Vietnam veterans with a tour and flight to Washington D.C.

Paused since 2019, we are so thankful these heroes will be recognized with a visit to the war memorials and monuments built in their honor. https://www.9and10news.com/2022/03/26/16-year-old-kalamazoo-girl-helps-fund-vietnam-veterans-honor-flight/

This month, the @DeVosInstitute celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Fellowship program, which has helped support and mentor arts leaders from around the world. We celebrate their leadership in making our world a more beautiful place through the arts.
http://devosinstitute.umd.edu/Who-We-Are

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Latest News

October 24, 2021
DeVos and Haworth: New corporate welfare is not the answer to Ford's southern investments

December 3, 2020
"Opinion: Business handouts unfairly waste Michigan's money" written by: Dick DeVos

Current Board & Leadership Positions

The Windquest Group
Chairman, 2020-Present
President, 2002-2020

Board of Directors, Alticor/Amway
2019-Present

Governing Board, Orlando Magic (NBA)
1994–Present

Grand Action Committee, 1992–Present
Co-Chairman, 1992-2018
Co-Chairman, Grand Action 2.0, 2020-Present

American Enterprise Institute Board of Trustees
2017-Present

Board of Directors, Wakestream Ventures
2012-Present

Founder and Board President, West Michigan Aviation Academy
Sept. 2010-Present

Board of Directors, RDV Corporation, 1991–Present
Chairman, 2009–2019

Chairman, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation