Dick DeVos recently participated in sailing competitions organized by Lauderdale Yatch Club. He managed to clinch one of the top positions during the second day of the competitions. He came out to congratulate the Swedes and the junior contenders who got a chance to participate in Melges 32 Gold Cup. The contenders enjoyed the competition and braved the winds that enabled some of the competitors to get ahead of the others. Being the second day of the competition it was filled with excitement as additional three races were added to the scoreboard. Dick DeVos on Volpe led by a single point during the race, with Alessandro Rombelli on STIG coming in second after DeVos. However, the moment that carried the day during the second day of the competitions was the participation of youthful sailors in the sailing competition. This opportunity offered to them by Lauderdale Yatch Club would give them the necessary experience by learning from some of the world’s most experienced sailors. They participated by joining each team that was participating. After the end of the second day of the competition, Denver Rozzo and Michael Moss took home top trophies for being the best performing youths at the Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta.
Dick DeVos is involved in numerous philanthropic activities in the United States. Currently, he is the president of Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. He runs the Foundation with the help of his wife where they have been able to raise funds to promote and advocate for civic, artistic, religious, educational, community and free market organizations. The Foundation that operates in Michigan State has donated a substantial amount of money for this cause for the last three decades.
Dick was born on the 21st October 1955 in Michigan in the United States. In 1993 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Amway until 2003 when he quit running for the Governor in the State of Michigan. While working for Amway he was tasked with overseeing the company’s operations in at least eighteen countries in which the company operated in. His leadership at the company was so successful that during his time the company managed to open new markets increasing its revenues.
In 1991, his family acquired the ownership of Orlando Magic where he became the president of the basketball team. After leaving Amway he became president of Windquest Group, a private investment management firm. The information about the life of Dick DeVos and his accomplishments can also be accessed on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Devos.