Dick DeVos: A Man of the People

April 19th, 2016

Dick DeVos is a person that might be incredibly wealthy, but he is worth much more than that. He is about being a man of the people, creating things, and helping out others. He isn’t all about himself. So many people gain wealth and we hear how they become broke, lose money, and spend it on things they don’t even need or want. That is not the case with Dick DeVos. His riches come from being a entrepreneur-businessman. That means he earned it the hard work, working his way up to the top. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has stayed a Michigan man his whole life. He has stayed true to his roots, which shows that he knows where he came from and how it helped to shape into the person that he is today.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University and even spent time at Harvard Business School as well. This shows a man that is looking to expand his horizons and learn as much as possible. He understands that knowledge is power. Even as a little boy, his parents raised him the right way in terms of how to greet people and be respectful. Money has not changed him or how he views the world. All that it has done is afford him the opportunity to help others, which is the greatest thing we can do in this world.

His latest contribution to the world comes courtesy of his wife Betsy DeVos. He has made sure it is a vital part of his life in all avenues. His wife is someone that is a wonderful woman that also cares about others and it is easy to see why her and her husband get along so well. They have the same vision for helping others. Currently, they are fighting for school reform. They understand the importance of education.

Education helps shape young minds and gets them ready for the future and helps them become successful and ready for whatever life throws their way. They are ready, willing, and able to take it on because they have all of the tools at their disposal. Betsy and Dick do not want any child to go without education. After all, children are our future, and if they can gain education and information, nothing can stop them if they put their minds to it.

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