Richard Devos Net Worth
Richard DeVos Net Worth: Richard DeVos is an American business who has a net worth of $6 billion. Richard DeVos was born in 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and earned his degree from Calvin College in his hometown. DeVos joined the Army and served during World War II. After his service, DeVos became the co-founder of Amway along with Jay Van Andel in 1959. In 1991, DeVos bought NBA franchise the Orlando Magic for an estimated 85 million dollars. DeVos is heavily active in politics and is one of the biggest donors to the Republican Party. He also contributes to a variety of Republican-related causes and organizations, including Focus on the Family and the American Enterprise Institute. He sat on the Republican National Committee as finance chairman. DeVos is the author of several books, including "Compassionate Capitalism", "Hope From My Heart: Ten Lessons For Life", and "Believe!". He is involved with several boards, including the National Constitution Center and the Christian Leaders Institute. He previously sat on the board of trustees for Northwood University and the Council for National Policy. In 2012, he was considered the 60th wealthiest person in the U.S. by "Forbes" magazine and sat just outside the top 200 of the wealthiest people around the globe. DeVos and his wife, Helen, have four children together, and are committed to reuniting the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America after their mid-1850s split.