Lauderdale Yacht Club hosted a very great competition in February for sailors, and the topmost was to win a gold cup from the competition. The competition attracted many participants like Dick DeVos and Ben Schwartz. The competition motivated youths who participated in the overall organization of the events and in the racing. There were trophies also for the best youth’s effort in the competition and in all the four races. DeVos managed to emerge the second in the race that was awaiting the final competition. The competition created a platform for youths to share the experience of sailing and learn more about sailing from the best sailors in the world like Dick.
Dick DeVos is an American business entrepreneur born in Michigan. He has been a CEO of the consumer distribution company and has also worked with Amway Corporation, which is a family business. Back in 2012 DeVos was ranked the 67th richest person in the United States by the Forbes magazine. DeVos studied bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Northwood University and has been interactive in business since Amway Corporation was started in the basement of their house, and he had to work there most of the time. He and his family have overtime donated billions to charity based organizations which have amounted to nearly $1.2 million. His philanthropy is more especially in promoting education for the poor in the society, and he has been practicing it over time.
Back in the year 2006, Dick DeVos was involved in politics by vying for the governor position in Michigan which despite his wealth he did not manage to secure the position. He has worked as the vice president of Amway Corporation and later promoted to becoming the president of the corporation. During his reign in the company, he managed to increase the volume of sales up to 50% when he left the company. He also managed to make the company run to over 50 countries making it global. DeVos has also managed National Basketball association’s Orlando Magic basketball, but this was when his family owned it. He is, also, a writer of the book known as Believe selling in Amazon.
Dick Devos chairs the foundation named Dick and Besty Devos Foundation that donates lots of funds to civic, religious, educational and community organizations. He particularly initiated an academy from his love of children and his wife’s passion for education. Dick has also been funding charter schools which students attend freely without tuition fees to broaden their mind and bring a shift to their curriculum.