Dick DeVos is one of the most outstanding leaders of our generation and will surely make history for years to come. His talents to bring the best of people are legendary. Co-founder and President of Amway, Michigan’s phenomenal successful corporation, DeVos is a rich man – and enjoys his wealth. He works hard – and he loves doing it. He believes in honesty and in God-as well as in the enduring and long-standing principles that form the foundation of His gratifying life as the basis for developing successful businesses in the network marketing industry. DeVos, as an important figure in Free Enterprise, makes it clear that this is a business of leadership and influence, and he also believes once you’ve made it for yourself, it’s time to help others.
Founder of Amway
Amway (American Way) (Quixtar in Canada, United States and the Caribbean), is a multilevel marketing company founded in 1959 in the USA. UU. By Jay Van Andel and Dick DeVos, who came up with the idea of creating what they called “an innovative business opportunity based on direct person-to-person selling.” Their products, which are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide, are oriented to health, beauty and home care.
In 2011, Forbes magazine included the company ranked 28th in its US business ranking, with a turnover of 9.2 billion dollars (2011) In 1999 Alticor – a new holding company branch- called Quixtar was established, along with Access Business Group and Pyxis. This last one then evolved to becoming Fulton for research and Development. It also manages development of the branches of the company and the care for the improvement of their processes, making them a powerful and top-of-the-game company.
Amway to part of its program ONE BY ONE collaborating with UNICEF for children since 2003 where to date in 2011 have already donated more than 140 million dollars and more than 2.5 million hours of volunteer work both of its employees and independent entrepreneurs helping more than 7 million children in different parts of the world, provided more than $ 1 million in donations from Amway entrepreneurs, employees and clients to Haiti, along with 10,000 personal hygiene kits and using airplanes. The company (alticor-amway) to carry personal and medical supplies.
Along with his wife, Betsy DeVos, they believe in giving back part of everything they have accomplished, and are involved in a number of causes ranging from children and education to housing and development. The believe that corporations have an obligation to society in giving back some of what they have earned, and help others achieve success or reach their maximum potential by supporting causes that nurture the spirit of a person for individual development.