Dick DeVos One of the Most Popular Businessmen and Philanthropists in the United States

One of the greatest philanthropists in the United States today is Dick DeVos, who along with his wife, Betsy DeVos, also runs a family foundation named Dick and Betsy Family Foundation. The primary aim of the organization is to provide proper education to the under privileged students. Other than the education and providing scholarships for meritorious students, Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation also offer support and donations for health care, medical supplies, food, shelter, jobs, and other areas. As per the report, Dick and Betsy DeVos have collectively donated more than $139 million in their lifetime, and it is a figure that is growing at a rapid pace to date.

 

Dick DeVos, son of the co-founder of Amway Corporation, Richard DeVos, has had a tremendous record as a businessman as well. He studied business administration at the Northwood University and later attended Wharton School of Business and Harvard University for his master and diploma courses in business administration. After completing his studies, Dick DeVos joined the family business, Amway Corporation, in 1974. Over the years, Dick DeVos worked at various positions in different departments of the company, ranging from marketing to R&D, and from sales to finance, to understand the company’s business model and work culture. It also helped him gain the considerable exposure and experience in the firm.

 

Around ten years after he joined the Amway Corporations, Dick DeVos was promoted to the position of one of the company’s Vice President in 1984. He was given the job to manage the operations of Amway Corporations in a total of 18 countries. Thanks to his sharp business skills and foresightedness, he managed to enter many new overseas markets and multiply the sales of the company manifolds to take it to a whole new level altogether. The company managed to exceed foreign sales to domestic sales for the first time in its history. By the time Dick DeVos left the company, the international sales of Amway Corporation had rosed to over fifty percent of its turnover from just 5 per cent when Dick DeVos had joined.

 

Dick DeVos started his own private company soon after resigning from Amway Corporation by the name of Windquest Group. The company primarily functioned as an investment management firm and has holdings in diverse sectors, including in technology, biotechnology, manufacturing, and more. The company has been growing substantially under the leadership of Dick DeVos and has been focusing primarily on the energy sector, which has been witnessing rapid growth in recent years.

 

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End Citizens United Endorses Senator Warren

End Citizens United is an American PAC designed to approach the serious act of campaign finance reform. The de-regulation of campaign financing has fundamentally altered the United States political machine in a massive way, leaving it largely broken in all the ways that matter. Citizens United was a conservative group that approached the Supreme Court about opening up financial rules in order to allow more corporate donors, special interests, in big money politicians to buy their way into the political arena. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United in 2010 and now here we are, almost a decade later, still reeling.

 

End Citizens United was founded by PAC President Tiffany Muller in order to raise money to support legislators who are serious about repealing the Supreme Court decision regarding Citizens United. The PAC has been more successful than other similar PACs who have risen up over the years in large part due to their ability to get people interested. This coincides with a rise in political action following the 2016 Presidential Election of Donald Trump to the White House. Tiffany Muller believes that the rise in donation activity to End Citizens United has been due in large part to the fact that people want to ‘fight back’ against Donald Trump and his destructive, anti-people political regime.

 

So far throughout the first quarter of the 2017 fundraising year the team at End Citizens United has garnered nearly 100,000 donations for a grand total of nearly $4 million. These are huge numbers but they are only the beginning. The goal of End Citizens United for this year is to raise $35 million in order to make a huge impact during the 2018 Congressional races. $35 million isn’t much compared to the billionaires running the Republican party, but it could be enough to make a difference in key races in Congress.

 

Muller used to be a deputy political director for Democrats in Senate so you know that she is bringing very real advice and verifiable techniques in order to make a difference. We saw first hand how End Citizens United helped to turn Jon Ossoff into a very real threat in Georgia, a notoriously deep red state. So there is hope going forward that End Citizens United can make a difference on a larger level. Ultimately it will come down to who they endorse and if they succeed.

 

For example, End Citizens United has gotten active in endorsing some of the top Democrats that support campaign finance reform — including Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is a top Democrat who might one day have aspirations to become President of the United States. She has been vocally anti-Citizens United and that is the kind of powerful stance that End Citizens United looks for.