Dick DeVos is an Entrepreneurial Genius and Dedicated Philanthropist

Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos are America’s top philanthropists. Their generous contributions and political endorsements have attracted a lot of attention from prominent media outlets and magazines. Recently, MLive released a statement on how Dick DeVos has been changing the lives of people through charity works.


How Dick DeVos is changing the education system


Dick DeVos is a prominent businessperson and former president chief executive officer of Amway Corporation. His wife, Betsy DeVos, is the current cabinet secretary in charge of education. This executive has been involved in Republican politics hence the large political donations. According to MLive, the DeVos lifetime contributions amount $139 million. Dick DeVos donates through his organization “The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.” This businessperson’s extended family has also been in the spotlight when it comes to volunteering and charity. In 2015, they were position 24 on the Forbes Magazine’s list of philanthropists.


This professional has made a name for himself as an individual who funds education projects. His 2015 charitable giving made the headlines in various media platforms. Based on the reports provided by the Family Foundation, a quarter of the 2015 contributions were allocated to education. The same year, Dick DeVos also funded organizations that advocate for education reforms in the United States. During an interview with MLive, Dick DeVos narrated that there are specific areas where children have minimal access to education. He further added that his goal is to seal this gap and make it possible for kids to achieve the American dream. This entrepreneur has also established schools in the Michigan area in support of the education system. Among the schools he has set up include the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick DeVos also funds other learning institutions such as Detroit Charter School Company, Potter’s House, Rehoboth Christian School, and Northwood University.


Dick DeVos other contributions


Dick DeVos has strived to ensure that his foundation, Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, meets the criteria of non-profit organizations. His compliance with the regulations that govern charity organizations is one of the reasons why he has been able to achieve his mandate. Dick DeVos also funds other causes, including public policy, churches, civic & community organizations, health & human services, and leadership & development. He also supports the Helen DeVos’ Children Hospital, a healthcare facility he helped set up in Michigan. Dick DeVos also has ties to the church particularly the one situated on Willow Creek. In 2013, he funded a summit that was hosted by the temple in Willow Creek.


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Hussain Sajwani: An Astute Businessman and Philanthropist

Hussain Sajwani is one of the most celebrated business executives in Dubai. He is the founder, CEO, and chairman of DAMAC Groups with its headquarters in Dubai. His shrewd business sense combined with intelligence and a strong dedication to his company has seen him get global recognition as one of the most popular entrepreneurs.



Besides being a very successful businessman, Hussain Sajwani is also a philanthropist. Several charities from the U.A.E and other parts of the world benefit immensely from Hussain Sajwani and the DAMAC Group, through the DAMAC Maison segment, which offers a diverse range of donations, and aid to the less fortunate and charities.


Early Years

Born in 1954 to a middle-class family, Mr. Sajwani inherited his business acumen from his father. His father owned a shop that sold pens and watches, and he was in real estate. His mother also chipped in by selling household goods and fabrics to the locals. Instead of joining the family business, Mr. Sajwani chose to attend a college of medical studies but did not complete his studies. He would later attend the University of Washington from where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Industrial Engineering.



DAMAC Properties

Mr. Sajwani started DAMAC in 1982 as a catering venture. With branches in Commonwealth of the Independent States, the Middle East, and Africa, the success of DAMAC catering was and is still so huge making it a global market leader today.



While studying in the US, Mr. Sajwani had a stint in selling time-share apartments, and that is when he developed a love for real estate. He later established DAMAC Properties which has extensively delivered many homes in cities like Doha, Abu Dhabi, Beirut and London just to name a few. DAMAC properties is not only one of the largest property companies in UAE, but it has global recognition.



Trump Connection

Long before Donald Trump became the US President, DAMAC owner Hussain Sajwani had, on behalf of the DAMAC Group, met up and agreed to construct two golf courses. The first golf course named the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai opened its doors in February of 2017. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJxJrIkRTzk

Hussain Sajwani success story is all due to hard work, focussed energy. His dedication his to his wife and kids and the entire Hussain Sajwani family and his generosity to the society have also been instrumental in ensuring his success. Because of his dedication, DAMAC Properties continues to expand its horizons worldwide.