The American Way.
Few multilevel marketing platforms have ever produced like the one by Rich DeVos and Jay VanAndel.
Free market philosophy and a determination by the pair proved that success was not conditional upon what social status one begins with. By offering others the opportunity with little personal financial investment to pursue the American Dream, they tapped into what fundamentally makes this country great; individual exceptionalism and entrepreneurial reward.
Their company Amway, became the foundation for the DeVos family’s personal wealth, but it reached out much further in philanthropic efforts and community effect. It was quite literally, the marketing of a commonly used household product that has built hospitals, schools, funded missions, and grew a worldwide empire that generally supports so much of what this country is about.
Rich DeVos leaves a legacy the family could be proud of. As noted in the Freep:
“The Lord was good to me and I gotta go out and try and tell how good God is,” said DeVos. “I’d like to be remembered by enjoying the time we were given here by loving what the good Lord gave us, and we did the best we could with it.
God Bless, and may you rest in peace sir.
Globalism. This is what my President Trump is putting an end to.
Biggest pieces of dung I've ever seen walk the planet are the Bush family. The Wooden Shoe Mafia DeVos, and Van Andel clan- are a close second.
This forum will never prove itself to be viewed as legitimate if not a single person on it chooses to defend the history of this state as related to the most integral citizens writing it (in real time). I may not agree with DeVos family politics and have been surprised more than once over the years as to the scope of some projects/charities that they supported.
I do however feel very strongly (throw Hank Meijer in here as well) that it will be quite some time before this state fields a more solid and loyal citizen who puts that much of their family's wealth right where their heart is....here.
Sorry, but i just won't stand for it in terms of my own opinion and frankly the DeVos family certainly deserves better from the readers of this page.