American entrepreneur-businessman and author from Michigan. He was involved in the family the education of his son father for 3 years, Amway, even as a child.
I still remember when it was in the basement of our home when I was growing up,” he later said. I remember the offices being down there and people working down there. As boys, he and his brother Doug were “tapped as mini-hosts”, assigned to greet attendees at Amway’s annual conventions, and they “helped out with everything from clearing plates during gatherings to ferrying guests to play tennis or waterski. In 1984, he became one of Amway’s vice presidents, with overall responsibility for the company’s operations in 18 countries. When he left the position six years later, they had grown to 50 percent of annual sales. Under Dick Devos, the firm expanded operations to more than 50 countries and territories on six continents.