Entrepreneurship: Where Innovation and Pursuit Come Together to Breed Success


I began working at the Amway corporation in 1974 where I held leadership positions in numerous departments. Amway was founded by Jay Van Andel and my father Richard DeVos Sr. in 1959.

The original product that was sold by Amway was a liquid bio-degradable and eco-friendly cleaner. Since then, the international corporation has generously expanded the product line to include beauty, health, and personal products as well.

Throughout my business career, I have made every effort to strive towards success by not allowing my present position to become a hindrance to my growth. After five years of achievements in the Amway multi-level marketing industry, I went on to develop my very own corporation called Windquest Group.

Windquest Group is an investment marketing firm housing a team of high-powered professionals, executives, and business leaders.

Following years of personal growth and sacrifice my father graciously appointed me to manage the Orlando Magic basketball franchise. After five years of management, the Orlando Magic Basketball team has won five division championships including a record of sixty victories from 1995-1996.

No matter how far I’ve come in my endeavors, I still found my way back home to the family business. In 1993 I returned to the Amway Corporation in preparation for the succession of my father.

In 2000 I oversaw the reconstruction of the company and created an umbrella firm by the name of Alticor which houses Amway, Quixtar, and the Windquest Business Group. Under Alticor, the company has expanded its operations to more than 50 countries and six continents.

I didn’t limit my career to business pursuits. In 2006 I decided to run as a Republican candidate for Governor in the state of Michigan. At that time, I was the wealthiest person ever to run for the governorship.

Traits seen throughout my life are generational leadership and innovative spirit. Hard work, faith, and innovation are the bridgeworks that built the road to my success.